cvs commit: src/sys/dev/bge if_bge.c

Scott Long scottl at
Wed Dec 13 21:38:30 PST 2006

Bruce Evans wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Jung-uk Kim wrote:
>> On Wednesday 13 December 2006 03:51 pm, Scott Long wrote:
>>> scottl      2006-12-13 20:51:51 UTC
>>>   FreeBSD src repository
>>>   Modified files:
>>>     sys/dev/bge          if_bge.c
>>>   Log:
>>>   Remove a redundant write of the firmware reset magic number.  It
>>> ...
>> I am still getting firmware handshake timeouts and/or watchdog
>> timeouts.  Most importantly it panics or get witness warnings (lots
>> of 'memory modified after free').  Panic goes like this (while
>> kldunload if_bge with dhclient enabled):
>> brgphy0: detached
>> miibus0: detached
>> bge0: firmware handshake timed out, found 0x4b657654
>> bge0: firmware handshake timed out, found 0x4b657654
> I have seen these for debugging the redundant-write problem (not for
> detach but for bringing up the interface for the first time).  My 5701
> just hangs if there is any redundant write (2 where the first one was
> in bge_reset(), or 2 separate, or 2 where the second one was).  My
> 5705 survives two separate sets of 256 repeated writes; however, then
> the firmware handshake times out; however2, everything works normally
> after ignoring the the timeout except for printing the message.  I
> just noticed that this error wasn't ignored until recently -- I noticed
> the return statement being removed but not that it was in a critical
> area.
> I also tested waiting for the handshake immediately after the write
> in some cases (only for 2 separate writes on the 5701).  This didn't
> help.  I didn't check exactly where the hang occurred or if some of
> the handshakes completed successfully.
> Throughout this, bge_reset()s done before reaching single mode all
> completed successfully.  There were 2 per boot.  The first 2 seem
> to do just enough initialization to make the link flap.
> I just noticed that the code is much clearer and less surprising in old
> versions.  In rev.1.84, there is only 1 write and it is immediately
> followed by the handshake loop.  Now there is a lot of code in between.
> Bruce

I made firmware handshake errors be ignored since Linux also made a 
point to ignore them.  However, I think that they are just a secondary
problem now.

Just for my reference, what is special to you about rev 1.84?


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