"no toe capability on..."

Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Fri Aug 1 01:18:20 UTC 2008

On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 14:09:21 +0200
Ewald Jenisch <a at jenisch.at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Today I updated kernel & system on one of my machines (FreeBSD
> 7.0). After the update which ran absolutely smooth I'm seeing spurious
> messages both on the console and in /var/log/messages like the
> following:
> no toe capability on 0xc2e66400

+1 , different address:

no toe capability on 0xc48e3800

bge0: <Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller, ASIC rev. 0x4101> mem 0xb0200000-0xb020ffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci2

> Grep-ing through the sources I found the above message to come from
> /usr/src/sys/netinet/tcp_offload.c. As far as I understand this has
> something to do with TcpOffloadEngine.


> Please note that this is a box several years old (2GHz P4) with three
> Intel FXP FastEthernet-cards.
> So here are my questions:
> o) Has anybody else seen the above messages? 
> o) Can they safely be ignored?
> o) If not - what can I do to get rid of them?

they seem harmless enough.


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