Spooky em INTEL PRO 1000 driver?

Toni Schmidbauer toni at stderror.at
Mon May 26 09:37:31 PDT 2003

On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 12:44:01PM +0200, Christoffer Pio wrote:
> I am experiencing some spookynes with FreeBSD 4.8 on the IBM
> x345 2U machine; the x345 comes with two on-board INTEL 100/1000 mb nics
> which uses the em driver. However, whenever I "up" one of the nics,
> there is a slight delay of a few seconds before the command
> completes, also the nic is not operating in up state yet,
> appr. 30 seconds passes before traffic actually can pass
> in/out .. It happens regardless if there is a cable attached
> to the nic. I find this rather spooky. Has anyone using the
> em driver experienced this? Other than being spooky it
> causes a problem with the box in question, since syslogd and
> other daemons times out at boot-up.

could also be the switch config. ports on a cisco switch wait per
default a view seconds before they activate the link. you have to
disable spanning tree protocol on that port for an instant link.

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