Realtek drivers in 2.4



  • Hey all,
    Was wondering what the state of Realtek drivers are in 2.4. Reason I ask is I get the infamous "watchdog timeout" on 2.3 with my Realtek cards. I understand that 2.4 is based on FreeBSD 11 now so I was wondering if those drivers appear to fix any of the issues you normally see on the Realtek cards. It also made me wonder because the new SG-1000 has dual gigabit NICs but I'm not sure that they are Intel (I would venture to say they are Realtek too- just a hunch) but can't find any info on it.

    I'd be more than willing to help test 2.4 if I could get stable ops with my Realtek card. Otherwise I might have to go down that custom driver solution.


  • Netgate

    @blueduckdock:

    Hey all,
    Was wondering what the state of Realtek drivers are in 2.4. Reason I ask is I get the infamous "watchdog timeout" on 2.3 with my Realtek cards. I understand that 2.4 is based on FreeBSD 11 now so I was wondering if those drivers appear to fix any of the issues you normally see on the Realtek cards. It also made me wonder because the new SG-1000 has dual gigabit NICs but I'm not sure that they are Intel (I would venture to say they are Realtek too- just a hunch) but can't find any info on it.

    I'd be more than willing to help test 2.4 if I could get stable ops with my Realtek card. Otherwise I might have to go down that custom driver solution.

    • Realtek - we don't sell anything with these in it, so we're not prioritizing same.

    • SG-1000 NICs are on-die (they're part of the SoC).  Clearly not "Intel" or "Realtek".

    further to Realtek driver, nobody is really working on it: https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd/commits/master/sys/dev/re

    last two changes there are post 11.0-RELEASE.

    I have no idea what your "go down that custom driver solution" statement is about.


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