re driver trobles (RELENG_5)

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Thu Mar 10 05:46:50 PST 2005

Dear colleagues,

experimenting with new amd64-based router we found strange re(4) behaviour 
when working in autoselect media mode:

whenever promisc mode turned on, renegotiating occurs, leading to 3 to 45
(depending on STP settings on the switch) network unavailability.

Moreover, some other re(4) setting changes seem to disturb link state 
unneededly (such as ifconfig re0 -vlanhwtag)

The most annoying fact is that we non-autonegotiating mode with our re and 
D-Link gigabit switches: fixing media at 1000BaseTX leads to link down 
regardless of master/slave settings on both sides; on re side it is even 

Any clues?

Thanks in advance.

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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