Kernel error

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Wed Mar 21 14:21:45 UTC 2007

abhishek singh wrote:

> Hey
> I am getting  this " kernel: sis0: Applying short cable fix (reg=e8)" 
> kernel
> error  in /var/log/messages what it does mean .I am using FreeBSD 5.4.

You can ignore it; it an advisory message only.  The chipset used for 
sis0 needs some different parameters if you use a short cable - I 
believe these come from the manufacturer.  In fact, with an sis0 chipset 
I always get this message even when using a cable which I believe is not 
"short", but everything works just fine.

I'm sure that google would tell you more.

Unless you have actual ethernet errors (e.g. as shown by "netstat -i -I 
sis0") then ignore it.


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