bge drivers does not work for 3COM 3C996-SX / 3C996B-T

Wes Peters wes at
Sun Dec 28 20:59:53 PST 2003

On Sunday 28 December 2003 04:01 am, Hideki Yamamoto wrote:
> Hi,
> I tried today's 4.9-stable on a FreeBSD box with two 3COM 3C996-SXs and
> two onboard BMC5703 chips.  3COM 3C996-SX boards are linkup, but the
> other side, an SX I/F on SUN F280 is not linkup.
> When doing ping command to SUN, LED on 3C996 are brinking but
> nothing happens to SUN board.
> I changed bge0 to bge2, but the situation is the same.
> Hardware diagram is as follows.  bge0 can connect to the router or
> another PC with intel SX board.
> Is this related to AUTO negotiation?  I cannot find any parameters
> about AUTO negotiation in 'bge' driver source.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Hideki Yamamoto
>  +--------------+
>  | (bge0)3C996-SX+-----+[Router]
>  |
>  | (bge2)3C996-SX+-----+[SUN F280]
>  +--------------+
> bge0: <Broadcom BCM5701 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x105> mem
> 0xf7ef0000-0xf7efffff irq 10 at device 1.0 on pci1 bge0: Ethernet
> address: 00:04:76:e1:06:cf

 No miibus or PHY on bge0?

> bge1: <Broadcom BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x1002> mem
> 0xf7ee0000-0xf7eeffff irq 11 at device 2.0 on pci1 bge1: Ethernet
> address: 00:0b:cd:d2:b0:40
> miibus0: <MII bus> on bge1
> brgphy0: <BCM5703 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus0
> brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX,
> 1000baseTX-FDX, auto pcib2: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard

Apparently this is a copper (1000baseTX) card, right?

> bge2: <Broadcom BCM5701 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x105> mem
> 0xf7ff0000-0xf7ffffff irq 15 at device 1.0 on pci4 bge2: Ethernet
> address: 00:0a:5e:1d:83:25
> bge3: <Broadcom BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x1002> mem
> 0xf7fe0000-0xf7feffff irq 16 at device 2.0 on pci4 bge3: Ethernet
> address: 00:0b:cd:d2:b0:3b

Again, no miibus or PHY on bge2 and bge3?  Are these both SX cards?


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