sparc64/95892: MAC address of hme interfaces is ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff after reboot

Bruce O'Neel edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org
Sun Apr 16 19:00:37 UTC 2006


The following reply was made to PR sparc64/95892; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Bruce O'Neel" <edoneel at sdf.lonestar.org>
To: K S Braunsdorf <sparc64 at ksb.npcguild.org>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: sparc64/95892: MAC address of hme interfaces is ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff after reboot
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2006 18:55:35 +0000

 I think you just lost your nvram.  Look on ebay for a replacement, they 
 are about $20 or so.
 
 cheers
 
 bruce
  
 On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 06:33:43PM +0000, K S Braunsdorf wrote:
 > 
 > >Number:         95892
 > >Category:       sparc64
 > >Synopsis:       MAC address of hme interfaces is ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff after reboot
 > >Confidential:   no
 > >Severity:       serious
 > >Priority:       high
 > >Responsible:    freebsd-sparc64
 > >State:          open
 > >Quarter:        
 > >Keywords:       
 > >Date-Required:
 > >Class:          sw-bug
 > >Submitter-Id:   current-users
 > >Arrival-Date:   Sun Apr 16 18:40:11 GMT 2006
 > >Closed-Date:
 > >Last-Modified:
 > >Originator:     K S Braunsdorf
 > >Release:        6.1-RC1
 > >Organization:
 > NPC Guild
 > >Environment:
 > FreeBSD mirror.npcguild.org 6.1-RC1 FreeBSD 6.1-RC1 #0: Tue Apr 11 05:26:08 UTC 2006     root at s-dallas.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  sparc64
 > 
 > An Ultra 2 with 2Gb of RAM and 2 300Mhz processors, a qfe card, an
 > CDROM drive and 2 9Gb scsi drives.
 > >Description:
 > The install for 6.1-RC1 brought up the network on hme1 just fine.
 > After a reboot all the 5 (built-in hme0, + a quad-fast card) hme
 > interfaces showed a mac address of ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff, which of
 > course wouldn't talk.
 > 
 > I used ifconfig to set a valid mac address on hme1 and it started
 > working.   I could help debug this, as needed.
 > 
 > This is sample of an untouched interface:
 > mirror# ifconfig hme2
 > hme2: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 >         options=b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU>
 >         ether ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 >         media: Ethernet autoselect
 > 
 > The probe looks like this:
 > hme0: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0x8c00000-0x8c00107,0x8c02000-0x8c03fff,0x8c
 > 04000-0x8c05fff,0x8c06000-0x8c07fff,0x8c07000-0x8c0701f irq 2017 on sbus0
 > miibus0: <MII bus> on hme0
 > nsphy0: <DP83840 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
 > nsphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > hme0: Ethernet address: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 > sbus0: <SUNW,bpp> mem 0xc800000-0xc80001b irq 2018 type unknown (no driver attac
 > hed)
 > hme1: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0x8c00000-0x8c00107,0x8c02000-0x8c03fff,0x8c
 > 04000-0x8c05fff,0x8c06000-0x8c07fff,0x8c07000-0x8c0701f irq 2004 on sbus0
 > miibus1: <MII bus> on hme1
 > qsphy0: <QS6612 10/100 media interface> on miibus1
 > qsphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > hme1: Ethernet address: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 > hme2: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0x8c10000-0x8c10107,0x8c12000-0x8c13fff,0x8c
 > 14000-0x8c15fff,0x8c16000-0x8c17fff,0x8c17000-0x8c1701f irq 2004 on sbus0
 > miibus2: <MII bus> on hme2
 > qsphy1: <QS6612 10/100 media interface> on miibus2
 > qsphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > hme2: Ethernet address: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 > hme3: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0x8c20000-0x8c20107,0x8c22000-0x8c23fff,0x8c
 > 24000-0x8c25fff,0x8c26000-0x8c27fff,0x8c27000-0x8c2701f irq 2004 on sbus0
 > miibus3: <MII bus> on hme3
 > qsphy2: <QS6612 10/100 media interface> on miibus3
 > qsphy2:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > hme3: Ethernet address: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 > hme4: <Sun HME 10/100 Ethernet> mem 0x8c30000-0x8c30107,0x8c32000-0x8c33fff,0x8c
 > 34000-0x8c35fff,0x8c36000-0x8c37fff,0x8c37000-0x8c3701f irq 2004 on sbus0
 > miibus4: <MII bus> on hme4
 > qsphy3: <QS6612 10/100 media interface> on miibus4
 > qsphy3:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > hme4: Ethernet address: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
 > creator0: <Creator> on nexus0
 > creator0: resolution 1152x900
 > 
 > >How-To-Repeat:
 > I just installed from the CDROM pair, then rebooted.
 > Noticed that the network didn't come back up.  I don't
 > have a graphic head on the Ultra 2, just a serial line
 > and tip from another host.  I don't know if the qfe card
 > is the key issue (yet).
 > >Fix:
 > I just worked around it.
 > >Release-Note:
 > >Audit-Trail:
 > >Unformatted:
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