Attansic L2 driver test request

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 01:08:38 UTC 2008


On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 02:53:11PM +0400, Stanislav Sedov wrote:
 > On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:00:47 +0200
 > "Henri-Pierre Charles" <hpcharles at gmail.com> mentioned:
 > 
 > > Hello, I just discover your messages, I tried to use FreeBSD on my eeepc.
 > > 
 > > 7.0-release has to be patched for ath0
 > > 8.0-CURRENT-200809 work out of the box
 > > 
 > > On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:31 PM, Stanislav Sedov <stas at freebsd.org> wrote:
 > > > For last weeks I was working on implementing an Attansic L2
 > > > driver for FreeBSD that can be found on some of Asus motherboards
 > > > and Asus EeePC. I'm not sure if discrete adapters are available.
 > > > For the moment, I've implemented all the basic stuff, and the
 > > > drivers seems to perform stable enough.
 > > > http://www.SpringDaemons.com/stas/if_ae-1214569185.tar.bz2
 > > 
 > > I've tried your driver, but I'm not a specialist of device debug.
 > > So far I've tried :
 > > --
 > > wget http://www.springdaemons.com/stas/if_ae-1214569185.tar.bz2
 > > tar xvfz if_ae-1214569185.tar.bz2
 > > cd if_ae
 > > make
 > > sudo kldload `pwd`/if_ae.ko
 > > ifconfig ae0
 > > 
 > > --
 > > Just after the last command the ae0 interface show up and give
 > > ae0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
 > > 	options=8<VLAN_MTU>
 > > 	ether 00:1e:8c:bc:9f:7a
 > > 	media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
 > > 	status: active
 > > 
 > > /var/log/message contain :
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ae0: <Attansic Technology Corp, L2
 > > FastEthernet> mem 0xfbfc0000-0xfbffffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci3
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ae0: pci device revision: 0xa0
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ae0: chip id: 0x3
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: miibus0: <MII bus> on ae0
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media
 > > interface> PHY 0 on miibus0
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ukphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX,
 > > 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ae0: Ethernet address: 00:1e:8c:bc:9f:7a
 > > Sep 17 09:55:55 eeebsd kernel: ae0: [FILTER]
 > > Sep 17 09:55:56 eeebsd kernel: ae0: link state changed to DOWN
 > > Sep 17 09:56:37 eeebsd kernel: ae0: link state changed to UP
 > > 
 > > But all test to use it freeze the system :
 > > ifconfig ae0 up of dhclient ae0.
 > > 
 > > Tested on 8.0-CURRENT-200809
 > > 
 > > Can I test anythink else  ?
 > > 
 > > Thanks for your work !
 > > 
 > 
 > Try the latest version from
 > http://wiki.freebsd.org/AsusEee
 > 

The information for Atheros L1 FastEthernet in the URL looks
incorrect. AFAIK the second generation of L1, also known as L1E,
is PCIe *Gigabit* controller. 

-- 
Regards,
Pyun YongHyeon


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