weird problem with 9.0 Release and ed0

Christoph P.U. Kukulies kuku at
Fri Aug 10 09:40:42 UTC 2012

Am 10.08.2012 11:28, schrieb Christoph P.U. Kukulies:
> The problem need not to be confined to 9.0. It stated to develop under 
> 5.1 already.
read: started to develop...
> I'm running a natd gateway machine that was developing strange 
> behaviour such that the
> outside interface (ed0, BNC connector) that was connected via a small 
> media converter switch to
> the providers sync line had dropouts. The machine couldn't ping into 
> the Internet and also couldn't be pinged.
> I first thought it was the switch/media converter, but another 
> (Windows XP) machine that was on the
> same BNC cable worked flawlessly.
> So I decided to migrate that 5.1 machine to a 9.0 machine. The 
> situation now is that I have the9.0 machine
> at the BNC cable and simultanously the old FreeBSD 5.1 gateway on the 
> same BNC cable but through a
> TP adapter. This was the old machine works fine and I can care about 
> the new machine.
> Is there a known problem with ed0 cards that have the Realtek 8029 
> chipset. Do they need some
> special flags like memory mapping or irq?
> When I for example boot the 9.0 machine the comping up of the em0 (on 
> mainboard interface results in a highlighted
> kernel message on the console. The coming up of the ed0 is not flagged 
> this way. And as a result the
> ed0 interface seems to be dead.
> Here some excerpts of dmesg:
> em0: <Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection 7.2.3> port 0x4400-0x441f 
> mem 0x93100000-0x9311ffff,0x93124000-0x93124fff irq 20 at device 25.0 
> on pci0
> em0: Using an MSI interrupt
> em0: Ethernet address: 00:1c:c0:37:b2:9f
> ed0: <RealTek 8029> port 0x1000-0x101f irq 22 at device 1.0 on pci7
> ed0: Ethernet address: 00:e0:7d:7c:2b:4a
> I also see this:
> Jul 30 23:03:54 forum ntpd[1711]: unable to create socket on ed0 (20) 
> for fe80::
> 2e0:7dff:fe7c:2b4a#123

Forgot to add this info:

ed0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
         ether 00:e0:7d:7c:2b:4a
         inet netmask 0xfffffff0 broadcast
         inet6 fe80::2e0:7dff:fe7c:2b4a%ed0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0xa
         media: Ethernet autoselect (10base2/BNC)

Christoph Kukulies

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