2.4.4 *possible bug* with Intel C3858 and Interface Auto-Detection on 10Gb interfaces

  • Hi all,

    I'm not a developer (also my first possible bug report) of any sort but i hope I am providing enough detail for this post to be helpful.

    Motherboard: SuperMicro A2SDi-TP8F | https://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/atom/A2SDi-TP8F.cfm

    PF Sense Version: pfSense-CE-memstick-2.4.4-DEVELOPMENT-amd64-latest.img

    PF Sense Download Date: 07/04/2018

    Nics: 4x 1Gbe (Pro 1000) | Quad LAN with Intel Ethernet Controller I350-AM4

    Nics 4x10Gbe (Pro/10Gbe) | C3000 SoC 2 10GBaseT, 2 10Gb SFP+


    When attempting to setup interfaces on PFSense 2.4.4 using autodetection none of the 10Gbe interfaces are ever detected to have a link up so autodetection doesnt seem to work.

    Doing the same thing with the 1gbe interfaces works fine just like normal.

    Steps I am doing to produce bug:

    1. select option 1 for assign interfaces

    2. select n to assign vlans first

    3. select a to use interface autodetection

    4. plug in a ethernet cable into one of the 10Gbe copper ports wait for light to come up on port

    5. select enter to use autodetection at which point it says "No link-up detected"

    I also have a screenshot below that shows this process since the supermicro board has ipmi.

    Not sure if this qualifies as a bug or not and i know the c3858 is fairly new which is why i needed to use 2.4.4 since it has driver support for this version of free bsd.

    Hopefully this is a helpful bug report. Please let me know if I should submit it elsewhere.

    Thank you

    alt text0_1530743786516_link detection on supermicro.png

  • Netgate


    please open a bug report on redmine.pfsense.org.

    (and then let me know)

  • Thank you for the reply I have done as requested and created a bug report on Redmine.

    Since this is my first I wasnt sure if I was supposted to fill out assignee so i left it blank.

    Also I selected "Interfaces" for the category as that seemed most logical to me.


    Bug # 8618

    Direct Redmine Bug url: https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/8618

  • Netgate

    @dbayplaya2k3 thanks!