dhclient failure with Realtek 8111E Etnernet on new MSI motherboard

Yonghyeon PYUN pyunyh at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 08:33:33 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 08:09:36AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> I rebuilt the kernel while keeping the existing kernel, installing to /boot/kernelre on the USB stick.
> Unfortunately all the modules were redundantly rebuilt.  Maybe I should have had "-D NO_MODULES" instead of "-DNO_MODULES"?
> I typed "unload" at the loader prompt, then "boot /boot/kernelre/kernel".
> I had the same problem as before with dhclient, looked like nothing different.

The patch was not intended to address your issue. It was for
getting correct MAC revision number. So seeing no behavioral change
is normal.

The MAC revision number now indicates 0x00100000 which means you
have slightly different variant. I'll let you know if I happen to
find more clue on that MAC revision.

> Lines in /var/run/dmesg.boot relating to re0 were:
> re0: <RealTek 8168/8111 B/C/CP/D/DP/E/F PCIe Gigabit Ethernet> port 0xe000-0xe0ff mem 0xf7d04000-0xf7d04fff,0xf7d00000-0xf7d03fff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci2
> re0: Using 1 MSI-X message
> re0: Chip rev. 0x2c800000
> re0: MAC rev. 0x00100000
> miibus0: <MII bus> on re0
> rgephy0: <RTL8169S/8110S/8211 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
> rgephy0:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10baseT-FDX-flow, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 100baseTX-FDX-flow, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, 1000baseT-FDX-flow, 1000baseT-FDX-flow-master, auto, auto-flow
> re0: Ethernet address: d4:3d:7e:97:17:e2
> Tom

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