FreeBSD 6.5-prerelease and if_re - patches needed?

Pyun YongHyeon pyunyh at
Mon Sep 22 02:12:27 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 09:57:04PM +0200, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
 > Hi,
 > The last part of last year and earlier this year a patch for if_re was
 > needed to get it working reliably on my machine[1] (and some others).
 > Now I have upgraded this machine to FreeBSD 6.4-prerelease, more info
 > here [2].
 > Are the if_re patches included in FreeBSD 6.4-prerelease now, or are
 > they still needed?

Due to lack of time and energy the change made in HEAD wasn't MFCed
to RELENG_6 so you may still need some patch. stable/7 should have
no such problems though.

 > I ask because while if_re works most of the time in 6.4-prerelease, I
 > still have symptoms like last time (ssh often disconnects with "Bad
 > packet length" and so on).

Maybe the issue you're seeing comes from misuse of bus_dma(9) which
was corrected in stable/7.

 > References:
 > 1)
 > 2)
 > -- 

Pyun YongHyeon

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