Console flooded with NIC (ae0) Size mismatch messages



  • Dear Sirs,

    I'm new to pfSense and I'm trying to use an old Asus EEE PC 4G as my FW/DG.

    I'm using pfSense 2.3.3-RELEASE (i386 full-install).

    I'd be very grateful if someone could shed some light on this.

    My terminal is getting flooded with the messages below:

    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:118 TxD:32886
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:118 TxD:32886
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:118 TxD:32886
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:118 TxD:32886
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:118 TxD:32886
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:118 TxD:32886
    Mar 24 13:34:14 pfSense kernel: ae0: Size mismatch: TxS:54 TxD:32822

    Apparently network "is working", I can access pfSense from webconf / ssh from network, but I don't know at what cost / degradation.

    pciconf -lv shows me the following NIC device:

    ae0@pci0:3:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x82331043 chip=0x20481969 rev=0xa0 hdr=0x00
        vendor    = 'Qualcomm Atheros'
        device    = 'Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet'
        class      = network
        subclass  = ethernet

    I've searched the forum and googled it and unfortunatelly couldn't find anything, except a very old link below:

    http://freebsd.1045724.x6.nabble.com/Availability-of-Programmer-s-Guide-for-Broadcom-57XX-LAN-Controllers-td4021260.html

    Does someone know what could be causing this?

    Kind regards,