ale(4) cannot negotiate as GigE
pyunyh at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 12:32:16 UTC 2013
On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 06:08:53AM +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 01:37:39PM +0900, YongHyeon PYUN wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 08:23:02AM +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > > ale0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x82261043 chip=0x10261969
> > > rev=0xb0 hdr=0x00
> > > vendor = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
> > > device = 'AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet'
> > > class = network
> > > subclass = ethernet
> > >
> > > According the the specs, it should be GigE. [...]
> > There is a fast etherenet version(L2E) so I'm not sure what you
> > have. Could you show me dmesg output(ale(4) & atphy(4) only) and
> > "devinfo -rv | grep atphy"?
> $ dmesg | egrep ale\|atphy
> ale0: <Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCIe Ethernet> port 0xcc00-0xcc7f mem 0xfe9c0000-0xfe9fffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci2
> ale0: 960 Tx FIFO, 1024 Rx FIFO
> ale0: Using 1 MSI messages.
> ale0: 4GB boundary crossed, switching to 32bit DMA addressing mode.
> miibus0: <MII bus> on ale0
> atphy0: <Atheros F1 10/100/1000 PHY> PHY 0 on miibus0
> atphy0: none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, auto, auto-flow
> $ devinfo -rv | grep atphy
> atphy0 pnpinfo oui=0xc82e model=0x1 rev=0x9 at phyno=0
Hmm, it's still not clear whether the controller is Gigabit or not.
Could you try attached patch and let me the output?
> > > I'm not sure why it happens; maybe it's somehow related to a handful of
> > > those "ale0: link state changed to DOWN/UP" flip-flops I see in dmesg(8),
> > > before it can finally obtain DHCP lease?
> > That's normal when you initiate auto-negotiation with dhclient.
> Yes, I've already seen your lengthy explanation , thanks!
> > > I remember these adapters had problems in the past, like infamous
> > > "Corrupted MAC on input" disconnect messages, but I don't recall that I
> > > could not use it in GigE mode. [...]
> > If you still see the "Corrupted MAC on input" message, let me know.
> No, those are long gone now (hopefully; at least I haven't seen them for a
>  http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2009-January/020662.html
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