cvs commit: src/sys/dev/le am7990.c am79900.c am79900reg.h am79900var.h am7990reg.h am7990var.h if_le_ledma.c if_le_pci.c lance.c lancereg.h lancevar.h

Morten Rodal morten at
Fri Feb 17 05:46:03 PST 2006

On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 01:58:46PM +0100, Marius Strobl wrote:
> > The NetBSD version is known to work with the VMWare LANCE (it
> > actually also has the same workaround as lnc(4) for a bug in the
> > emulation) so I think the ported version also will. I haven't
> > given that a try so far however and only tested it with real PCI
> > hardware as my main goal is to get it into RELENG_6 as soon as
> > possible in order to get it into 6.1 (without replacing lnc(4) in
> > the default config). If someone could give it a try with VMWare so
> > I don't need to get a copy and probably a Windows installation
> > that would be really great though.
> The FreeBSD le(4) also works with the VMWare LANCE for i386 UP. I
> can't give it a try for SMP or amd64 (but should also work just fine
> for these). The latter is probably interesting as lnc(4) doesn't
> work on amd64 according to sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC.

The le(4) works fine for low network loads, however I get device
timeout messages on the console when I try to transfer a file from the
vmware image to the host os (or another vmware image) with the "host
only networking".  This is with vmware 5.5.1 and FreeBSD/i386 running
CURRENT with sources updated yesterday.  The host os is running Linux.

It should also be noted that I am experiencing the same, or at least a
similar proble, with the lnc(4) driver.  The console message says
"device timeout -- resetting"

For the record, running freebsd amd64 in vmware 5.5 will give you a
"Intel PRO/1000" (if_em) card and not the lance card.  And this works
without any problems at all.

Morten Rodal

"A supercomputer is a device for turning compute-bound
 problems into I/O bound problems." -- Ken Batcher (Goodyear Aerospace)

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