if_re is broken on RELENG_7 ?

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 08:46:29 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 10:26:00AM +0300, Sergey V. Dyatko wrote:
 > Hi list, 
 > I have ASUS a6m laptop with integrated RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit
 > Ethernet NIC, long time ago (7.0-CURRENT - 7.0-prerelease) I used it.
 > Than I started to enjoy BCM43XX wi-fi adapter and now I recently
 > decided to revert to the use of realtek adapter. But it doesn't work.
 > I'm just not running a network card or at all does not work?
 > some additional information: 
 > ifconfig shows such information, regardless of whether the cable is
 > connected:
 > %ifconfig re0 
 > re0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
 >         ether 00:1a:92:ca:b3:bc
 >         media: Ethernet autoselect (10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>)
 >         status: no carrier

I don't see what's wrong in the output above. Because there is no
"RUNNING" in flags field I guess you didn't up the interface.
(e.g. either assign an IP address to the interface or run
'dhclient re0' if you want to get an IP address over DHCP).

 > [tiger at notebook]~%pciconf -lv | grep re0 -A 4
 > re0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x11f51043 chip=0x816810ec rev=0x01
 > hdr=0x00 vendor     = 'Realtek Semiconductor'
 >     device     = 'RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC'
 >     class      = network
 >     subclass   = ethernet
 > dmesg output: http://tiger.byfly.by/files/dmesg.boot
 > kernel config: http://tiger.byfly.by/files/tiger-asus-a6m

Pyun YongHyeon

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