exclude device from bus probe?

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at kode5.net
Tue Sep 18 09:04:24 UTC 2012

> We have a system based on Supermicro X7SPA-HF with IPMI connected via a 
> shared 82574L NIC. We are not using this NIC for anything from the OS but 
> the probing and device attach breaks the IPMI connection so bad FBSD don't 
> see any screen during boot. There is no BIOS flag that disables the NIC 
> from the OS, only a HW strap but that dsables the IPMI also.
> Is it possible to disable the probe of the NIC using hists to the PCI bus 
> driver? I have addded hint.em.0.disable=1 but it does not help.
> em0 at pci0:2:0:0:	class=0x020000 card=0x10d315d9 chip=0x10d38086 rev=0x00 
> hdr=0x00
>     vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
>     device     = '82574L Gigabit Network Connection'
>     class      = network
>     subclass   = ethernet
> Any other suggestions appreciated.

You could remove it from the Kernel config file and build a custom Kernel.

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