Attansic L2 driver test request
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
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.
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