FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 rl0 watchdog timeout with custom kernel

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Dec 15 11:41:39 PST 2008

Gennady Kudryashoff <glothlorien at> writes:

> Hello, all!
> I have Asus X51RL laptop with FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 installed.
> There were no troubles with GENERIC kernel, but when I've compiled custom kernel, rl ethernet driver tells to the console a lot of errors:
> rl0: link state changed to UP
> rl0: watchdog timeout
> rl0: watchdog timeout
> Any mistake?

The rl driver supports some really terrible hardware, so I'm far from
convinced that your custom kernel is causing the problems.  Perhaps you
could check by switching back to a GENERIC kernel for a while.

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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