Onboard RTL8111C not attached to by re(4)

Remko Lodder remko at elvandar.org
Fri Nov 16 06:58:16 PST 2007


On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 10:15:43PM +0800, Quan Qiu wrote:
> Hi there,
> 
> I've just bought a Gigabyte GA-945GCM-S2L motherboard. It incorporates
> an onboard gigabit ethernet chip, RTL8111C. But after booting
> 7.0-BETA2, there is no network device created for it. It seems that
> re(4) should be the closest driver to match.
> 
> First, 'pciconf' shows that the Vendor ID and Device ID are matched.
> 
> # pciconf -vl | grep -C 3 -i realtek
> none2 at pci0:2:0:0:       class=0x020000 card=0xe0001458 chip=0x816810ec
> rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
>     device     = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
>     class      = network
>     subclass   = ethernet
> 
> 
> However, the table in /sys/dev/re/if_re.c contained only 2 devices
> that match the 0x8168 Device ID, and they are constrained by another
> factor, HWREV. So I think no matching HWREV in the table is the cause
> of the driver not attaching to the device.
> 
>         { RT_VENDORID, RT_DEVICEID_8168, RL_HWREV_8168_SPIN1,
>                 "RealTek 8168/8111B PCIe Gigabit Ethernet" },
>         { RT_VENDORID, RT_DEVICEID_8168, RL_HWREV_8168_SPIN2,
>                 "RealTek 8168/8111B PCIe Gigabit Ethernet" },
> 
> 
> Finally, in /sys/pci/if_rlreg.h, I found the HWREV's. But they are
> quite different with the 'rev' (rev=0x02) from 'pciconf'.
> 
> #define RL_HWREV_8168_SPIN1     0x30000000
> #define RL_HWREV_8168_SPIN2     0x38000000
> 
> 
> Could someone help on how I can find out the HWREV value of my NIC?
> 
> By the way, is support for RTL8111C already on the schedule?
> 
> 

I'll see what I can do later tonight (when I am home from work).

Cheers
remko

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