Bad VPD checksum

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 12 01:38:56 PST 2007


On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Daniel O'Connor wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Doug Barton wrote:
>> I've been getting these in HEAD for a long time now, never found the
>> time to follow up though:
>>
>> pci0:9:0:0: bad VPD cksum, remain 14
>>
>> Happy to help with debugging efforts.
>
> I think this is a non-issue.
>
> PCI Vital Product Data is stored on an EEPROM and if the card creator is
> too lazy/cheap to either install one, or program it you get VPD
> checksum errors.
>
> I don't think it is bge specific because you're supposed to be able to
> read VPD in a generic fashion.
>
> (I am no PCI expert so please correct me if wrong)

Ok, if you're right and this is essentially harmless, it should be hidden 
behind bootverbose for the release.

Doug

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