Intel Dual PRO/1000 Nic - Setup of shared code failed

Christopher Sean Hilton chris at
Thu Jun 12 22:29:35 UTC 2008

On Jun 12, 2008, at 4:43 PM, Robert Huff wrote:

> Christopher Sean Hilton writes:
>>>> I just got an Intel Dual gigabit nic that I planned to use with
>>>> FreeBSD 7-STABLE.
>>> 	I'm using this on
>>> FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #1: Sat Apr 19 23:17:00 EDT 2008 i386
>>> 	with no problems.
>> Sounds cool. I had one going in an older laptop as early as 5.x- 
>> I'm pretty sure it's strongly supported by FreeBSD.
> 	Actually, the code is cotributed/maintained by Intel.
>> Did you have to do anything special to get it going?
> huff@>> more /boot/loader.conf | grep _em
> if_em_load="YES"
> 	Your mileage may vary.

Yeah, my first instinct was to assume that the em driver isn't in the  
GENERIC kernel to so I did this:

      # kldload -v if_em

Which promptly fired back a bunch of errors about duplicate symbols.  
At that time I figured that the em module is already loaded into the  
GENERIC kernel. This was confirmed by doing:

      # grep '^device.*em' /usr/src/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC
      device          mly             # Mylex AcceleRAID/eXtremeRAID
      device          em              # Intel PRO/1000 adapter Gigabit  
Ethernet Card
      device          nge             # NatSemi DP83820 gigabit Ethernet

I can try that later but given that the em driver is already in the  
kernel I don't expect it to bear fruit. However, can you do a kldstat  
on your machine with the em card? It will tell me if there is some  
firmware module or something that I'm missing.

-- Chris

P.S. In digging around on Google I found kern/117926 in the Bug  
tracking system.

Chris Hilton                                   e: chris|at|vindaloo| 
                   "The pattern juggler lifts his hand; The orchestra  
       As slowly turns the grinding wheel in the court of the crimson  
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