ixgbe: device missing when SPF+ isn't inserted? ixN: Hardware Initialization Failure

dennis berger db at nipsi.de
Thu Aug 2 19:37:14 UTC 2012

Hi list,
can somebody fix the bug that the device ixN is missing when the cable mainly the SFP+ module isn't inserted during boot?!
Today I connected a new server to our storage system which has 3 ixgbe cards so 6 ports and is freebsd 9 based.
Then I have noticed that the link is missing and the free ports were missing from ifconfig. Checking the dmesg revealed  the problem.
ixN: Hardware Initialization Failure   SPF+ module missing *narf*

It's the same bug as this PR http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-bugs@freebsd.org/msg00213.html

Thanks and have a good day,

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