freebsd forgets root password

kalin m kalin at
Sat Oct 24 23:29:53 UTC 2009

Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> kalin m wrote:
>> """
>> does anybody here know if freebsd has a driver for Marvell 88E8057 
>> nic chip?
>> according to the kernel list of drivers (7.2) marvell chips are 
>> driven by the msk driver. but it doesn't show up in pciconf, dmesg or 
>> sysinstall....
>> strangely enough 88E8057 is not in the list in man msk. although 
>> 88E8056 and 88E8058 are. is this just bad luck?!
>> """
> No, as I mentioned earlier, it appears the driver author didn't have
> or wasn't aware of this chipset.  It's quite possible, based on the
> cursory glance I gave to the headers of the file, that it didn't exist
> at the time it was written.  There are obviously some issues with
> licensing or disclosure or what-not.
> See /usr/src/dev/msk/if_msk.c, down about line 210-220 where
> these are defined.  You can, I think, very carefully, attempt
> to add this device to that file and rebuild your kernel, I think,
> and then see if it works.  I'm thinking OOTOMH the trick would be getting
> the right DEVICEID string in there.
> Barring that, you might speak very sweetly to the author of the driver,
> perhaps offering $BEVERAGE and detailed information about the chip, and
> see if he/she would attempt to conjure up the right code to make it work.

thanks kevin...   i did get an email from (i believe ) the author of the 
driver. so i'll be hopefully trying his patch on monday. and i have to 
get some files from HEAD. but it was very nice that he contacted me.  i 
had to look up OOTOMH thought...


> HTH,
> Kevin Kinsey

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