ifconfig_ed0="DHCP" does not work on 8.0-BETA3

Thierry Thomas thierry at FreeBSD.org
Fri Sep 4 17:56:29 UTC 2009


I have a machine with the following ethernet PCI card:

ed0: <RealTek 8029> port 0xdc00-0xdc1f irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci2
ed0: WARNING: using obsoleted if_watchdog interface
ed0: Ethernet address: 00:50:bf:27:ba:24
ed0: [ITHREAD]

It's rather an ancient card, and it worked on FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE (and
several previous versions) with the line:


in /etc/rc.conf.

I upgraded this machine to 8.0-BETA3, and ed0 does not get an IP anymore
at boot time! Running `dhclient ed0' manually is working, and then
everything is OK.

Well, I know that this device could be deprecated, but I'm sure it is
still running in many machines...

If I replace it by a newer card, e.g.

rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem 0xfbeffc00-0xfbeffcff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci2
miibus1: <MII bus> on rl0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> PHY 0 on miibus1
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:17:3f:d2:51:4c
rl0: [ITHREAD]

and replacing s/ed0/rl0/ in /etc/rc.conf, everything is working.

Strange, is'nt it?
Th. Thomas.

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