kern/177571: [ixgbe] Cannot select media type.

Marcelo Araujo araujo at
Tue Apr 2 03:00:00 UTC 2013

>Number:         177571
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       [ixgbe] Cannot select media type.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 UTC 2013
>Originator:     Marcelo Araujo
>Release:        FreeBSD  9.1-RELEASE
FreeBSD  9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #11: Mon Apr  1 16:58:08 CST 2013     root at qnap91:/hg/freenas/obj.amd64/hg/freenas/FreeBSD/src/sys/QESS.amd64  amd64

If you try to change the media type of interfaces ixgbe, it shows that can support only "auto" media type.

[root@ ~]# ifconfig -m ix1 | grep media
	media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseSX <full-duplex>)
	supported media:
		media autoselect
		media 10Gbase-T

root@ ~]# ifconfig ix1 | grep media
	media: Ethernet autoselect

Now I'm gonna try to set 10Gbase-T:
[root@ ~]# ifconfig ix1 media 10Gbase-T
ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA (media): Invalid argument

On my console it appears:
ix1: Only auto media type

I have a switch 10G with this interface.
Just try to set 10GBase-T on this interface.


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