Marvel Yukon using the sk driver

Nikolay Mirin nik at
Mon Aug 20 12:01:35 PDT 2007

Hi, what I can tell.
I had a terrible problem with this card (PCI-E version) exactly one week 
ago. Both drivers msk from the system and myk from the vendor show 
similar behavior.
On high loads, like 2-3 users from Samba domain pulling their profiles 
at the same time, the card just chokes. No ping, and
"buffer overflow message".
I mean I had to bring the interface down and up again. Absolutely 
No tweak helps.

I mean, we tested it over the weekend and it was fine, till folks come 
there on Monday and start massively using the server.

We downgraded the hardware and put good old 3Com509 PCI or whatever 
works with xl driver.

Robert Slawson said the following on 20.08.2007 10:13:
> Greetings,
> I have a marvel yukon pci gigabit ethernet card. For some reason, 
> after a period of time it will not transmit unless I make it transmit 
> by pinging via the console. It is very annoying as I cannot ssh into 
> the machine until I "wake up" the card by telling it to ping something.
> I am using 6.2 stable and just yesterday rebuilt the kernel and world 
> hoping this would fix the problem. But nothing seems to help.
> I think the card needs to use the msk driver , which is installed, but 
> the card keeps using the sk driver. Is there a way to have freebsd re 
> identify the card correctly and use the proper driver?
> Thanks in advance,
> Bob
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