Network Card

Peter Jeremy peterjeremy at
Thu Apr 23 06:28:25 UTC 2009

On 2009-Apr-21 14:02:38 -0700, Barney Cordoba <barney_cordoba at> wrote:
>On all of the MBs that I have, the slot NIC appears before the onboard
>ports in the pciconf -l listing. Its certainly not for sure.

As a datapoint to add to the uncertainty, the SunFire V440 has 4
motherboard NICs - two come before the PCI slots and two after (so
adding a PCI-based Cassini nic moves ce2 from the MB to the plugin).

Even slot numbering on larger boxes (with multiple physical PCI buses)
can be non (or counter) intuitive.

Also note that FreeBSD has also changed its PCI probe order at least
once in the past (effectively re-numbering devices).

Peter Jeremy
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