Maxime Henrion mux at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jul 27 12:09:03 GMT 2005

K??vesd??n G??bor wrote:
> yerenkow at uct.ua wrote:
> >Hello list users.
> >
> >I have bougth motherboard Epox 8kda3J, which has NV ethernet adapter MCP7.
> >My system was FreeBSD 5.4 and i found NV MCP Driver for FreeBSD here:
> >http://www.onthenet.com.au/~q/nvnet/
> >Ok, I got it, install and kldloaded; then ifconfig tells me that my
> >ethernet card see cable, but I started to receive these messages:
> >device nv0 timeout(5), with ascending numbers;
> >
> >Ok, I get Freebsd 6.0-BETA1, where driver pre-built in kernel.
> >The different were only interface name, whic is nve0, but also shows
> >timeouts.
> >
> >This was tested with cross cable between two pcs, and with normal cable
> >pc-switch.
> >I tried to turn on debugging nve driver, but then system just hangs.
> >
> >Can anyone comment?
> >
> > 
> >
> Hi,
> I have the same network interface on Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe. That nve 
> driver in the FreeBSD6.0-BETA1
> is very poor. Sometimes it causes a kernel panic, sometimes it hangs 
> with device timeouts. I've sent a PR
> about that kernel panic with trace included but nobody has taken care of 
> that yet.

I have committed a fix to the nve(4) driver very recently in HEAD.  I
don't think it could fix the device timeout issues, however, it might
help with the panics you were getting.  If you could give this fix a
try, I'd be grateful.


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