FreeBSD 6.3-stable and if_re - stability problems?

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Sun Jan 27 04:48:39 PST 2008


Is anybody having stability problems with if_re under FreeBSD
I know about PR kern/118719[1] but it doesn't look like the problem I'm
having - at least my machine doesn't panic.
My machine[2] runs FreeBSD 6.3-stable / amd64:
root at kg-vm# uname -a
FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE #1: Sun Jan 27 02:10:15 CET 2008     root at  amd64

The machine has an if_re interface:
root at kg-vm# pciconf -lv | grep -B 4 network
    subclass   = VGA
re0 at pci2:0:0:   class=0x020000 card=0x81aa1043 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
    device     = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
    class      = network

It looks like the interface works, because it gets the ip
address and other dhcp parameters right. But when I try to pass traffic
over it, trsffic often just stops. Examples: ping by ip address,
csup'ing the ports. also ssh connections to the machine randomly hangs, or closes.

Ouch! The machine just rebooted. Perhaps this is kern/118719 after all.
Anything I can do to diagnose this problem further?
FWIW, I have FreeBSD 7.0 (RELENG_7) installed on another slice and that works nicely.

1) PR kern/118719
2) my machine
Torfinn Ingolfsen

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