WOL question

Jack Vogel jfvogel at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 21:58:02 UTC 2007

On 4/11/07, Anne Marcel Roorda <marcel at piglet.slowthinkers.net> wrote:
> In message <42b497160704111336m24249f7axa8b80ba84083bd97 at mail.gmail.com>, "Kimi
>  Ostro" writes:
> > On 10/04/07, Jack Vogel <jfvogel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I am hoping someone here who has more familiarity with the ACPI
> > > code can enlighten me....
> > >
> > > I have an internal bug filed complaining that FreeBSD disables
> > > wake-on-lan on the hardware.
> > >
> > > Now, I would like to have explicit WOL support added into the
> > > em driver, but before I even worry about that I need to understand
> > > where the kernel turns this off without the driver even needed.
> >
> > This isnt specific to em, it also happens on other ethernet cards
> > (rl(8) fxp(8)) that support WOL/MagicPacket. Might be idea to check PR
> > database see if someone has same problem, maybe fix? it was nice
> > installing ports/net/wol and getting a computer to fire up remotely,
> > but as soon as it rebooted from FreeBSD, WOL stopped :(
> Hi,
>   FreeBSD isn't disabling WOL. It needs to be enabled on shutdown
> for most cards.
>   I have patches for ifconfig, and the xl driver to enable WOL.
>   It should be possible to add support to other drivers, but
> it's different for each card.
>   You should be able to find a diff against 5-stable in the archives.
> Changes against -CURRENT aren't _that_ different.

So, why isnt this in 6.X then?

I've now had email with Nate Lawson about ACPI and think I
know how to make it work properly, of course I havent yet
tested the theory, if it works like it sounds then its not going
to be too hard to do this.


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