FreeBSD support for Jetway J7F4

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Oct 17 13:24:24 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 08:14:29PM +0200, Erik Norgaard wrote:
> Hi:
> I have searched around to verify that everything works fine for this 
> motherboard with integrated CPU: Jetway J7F4. I understand it has a CN700 
> north bridge and a VT8237R or VT8237RP south bridge, and Realtek RLT8110SC 
> dual LAN.
> I have found reports that FreeBSD hangs when doing ifconfig re1 up, has 
> this been solved? Does it work if only one NIC is used?

No experience with the RLT8110S, but the two Realtek RT8139 in my
machine work OK.

> I understand from wikipedia that autonegotiate of SATA speed with VT8237R 
> fails, but what about VT8237RP? Not a huge problem though, I plan to get a 
> disk that accepts speed setting by a jumper.
> Does RAID work with this south bridge?

I've got RAID1 working with this chip:

atapci0 at pci0:15:0:      class=0x010400 card=0x80ed1043 chip=0x31491106 rev=0x80 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'VIA Technologies Inc'
    device     = 'VT8237  VT6410 SATA RAID Controller'
    class      = mass storage
    subclass   = RAID

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