re0 problem

Ilya Bakulin webmaster at
Wed Oct 29 14:11:36 PDT 2008

On Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:31:52 +0900
Pyun YongHyeon <pyunyh at> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 01:28:27PM +0400, Ilya Bakulin wrote:
>  > On my laptop (Dell Vostro 1310) I get _periodically_ (not always!) the same error:
>  > re0: PHY write failed
>  > re0: PHY write failed
>  > re0: MII without any phy!
>  > device_attach: re0 attach returned 6
> This is known issue which happens on RTL8168C/CP and RTL8102E/EL
> PCIe controllers. Would you try the patch at the following URL?
> Even if the patch work for you, you should try serveral times to
> make sure it really fix the issue.(e.g. completely shutdown your
> box, unplug power cord  and wait several mininutes and reboot.)
> -- 
> Regards,
> Pyun YongHyeon

I've applied this patch nine days ago and added "if_re_load=yes" in /boot/loader.conf (Earlier I used to kldload it only if I needed to). Since that time I've never seen errors. Thank you!!!

Ilya Bakulin <webmaster at>
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