FreeBSD 13.0-CURRENT on BBB: cpswss0: failed to get PHY address from FDT

Emmanuel Vadot manu at
Tue Feb 12 15:18:08 UTC 2019


On Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:54:06 -0200
"Dr. Rolf Jansen" <rj at> wrote:

> I loaded the latest snapshot FreeBSD-13.0-CURRENT-arm-armv7-BEAGLEBONE-20190207-r343862 on my BeagleBone Black, and with that one the ethernet NIC does not work anymore. In the startup log I see:
> cpswss0: failed to get PHY address from FDT
> What can/shall I do?
> Best regards
> Rolf
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 This is due to this commit in the DTS :

 For a quick fix you can edit the DTS, revert this and recompile it.
 (from a FreeBSD machine exec this from /usr/src :
MACHINE=arm sh sys/tools/fdt/ `pwd`/sys
sys/gnu/dts/arm/am335x-boneblack.dts . )

 Someone will need to fix this in
our cpsw driver.

Emmanuel Vadot <manu at> <manu at>

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