i386/67818: Marvell if_sk driver watchdog timeout issue on asus p4p800 motherboard

Martin Lui bigfoot at martian111.net
Wed Aug 25 01:10:33 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR i386/67818; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Martin Lui" <bigfoot at martian111.net>
To: <freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org>, <adenergy at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: i386/67818: Marvell if_sk driver watchdog timeout issue on asus p4p800 motherboard
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 01:02:30 -0700

 I have the same problem with my card, though I have a Linksys EG1032
 Gigabit Ethernet card.  It is installed on my router and fileserver.
 The watchdog timeout occurs when I try to get large files from the
 server.  Also, I noticed that during high traffic in general, not
 limiting to downloading large files from it.  However, I did not try to
 upload a large file to that server.
 I'm not really sure, but it seems like either a problem with the chipset
 or driver.  I have a Soyo Dragon Plus motherboard with an Athlon XP
 1500+ processor.  Here's some extra hardware info to help out whoever is
 trying to fix this:
 uname -a:
 FreeBSD samba.* 4.10-RELEASE-p2 FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE-p2 #1: Sun Jul 18
 20:21:40 PDT 2004
 martian111 at simba.*:/usr/obj/home/extra1/servers/FreeBSD/4.10-RELENG/src/
 sys/MLUI-2004071801  i386
 dmesg -a:
 Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
 CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1500+ (1330.01-MHz 686-class CPU)
   Origin = "AuthenticAMD"  Id = 0x662  Stepping = 2
   AMD Features=0xc0480000<MP,AMIE,DSP,3DNow!>
 real memory  = 402587648 (393152K bytes)
 skc0: <Linksys EG1032 Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xb400-0xb4ff mem
 0xe8020000-0xe8023fff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
 skc0: SK-9521 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter
 sk0: <Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Yukon> on skc0
 sk0: Ethernet address: 00:0c:41:e5:4a:54
 miibus1: <MII bus> on sk0
 e1000phy0: <Marvell Semiconductor 88E1000* gigabit PHY> on miibus1
 e1000phy0:  1000baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX, 10baseTX-FDX,
 10baseTX, auto
 My Solution:  Get a new gibabit card.  This worked for me.  I got a hold
 of a Dell gigabit Ethernet Card that came with a computer I just bought.
 It was an extra card so I pulled it out and put it in my server.  WORKS
 PERFECTLY.  It uses the bge driver, not sk.  Here is the dmesg for it:
 bge0: <Broadcom BCM5705 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x3001> mem
 0xe8020000-0xe802ffff irq 10 at device 9.0 on pci0
 bge0: Ethernet address: 00:10:18:0c:44:b3
 miibus1: <MII bus> on bge0
 brgphy0: <BCM5705 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus1
 brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX,
 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
 and pciconf -l -v for it:
 bge0 at pci0:9:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x86531028 chip=0x165314e4 rev=0x01
     vendor   = 'Broadcom Corporation'
     device   = 'NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet'
     class    = network
     subclass = Ethernet
 Hope this helps and hope that the sk problem gets fixed soon.

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