Kernel error

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Wed Mar 21 15:07:49 UTC 2007

Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> 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.
> --Alex

	Hasn't happened with me under 6.x/7 with my two sis enabled 
motherboards that I've had.
	If memory serves me correctly though, I might have seen this with my rl 
enabled card under 5.x though, when I used to run that version..

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