Issues with the realtek driver re (4) (But THANKFULLY it works now)



  • This new version seems to work with my realtek 8111b onboard lans (i have 2)

    at least somewhat….the first boot it noticed both re0 and re1
    second boot it didn't find either
    third boot it found re1 only (how it knew it was re1 and didn't name it re0 is beyond me but it did)
    forth boot didn't find either
    fifth boot found both
    and it seems to be like this often....i've noticed that booting with acpi disabled gives me a better chance of it finding both...

    does anyone know if theres anything i can add to force it to find re0 and re1 every time....i'm pretty new to pfsense and freebsd but i know in linux you can sometimes add options to make it spend more time on particular boot steps.



  • Please post the dmesg output of a boot that fails to find either r0 or re1. That may provide enough information to be able to tell you what the problem is.



  • how do i make it log everything that goes to console…in normal freebsd you just add this line to /etc/sysctl.conf
    console.info                                   /var/log/console.log

    when i tried that with pfsense i don't have a console.log



  • i was able to choose ath0 and ip over firewire as my interfaces long enough to log in and get shell access so i copied the dmesg log to another file….
    this is the log of when re0 and re1 fail to load

    Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Mar 17 15:41:49 EDT 2009
        sullrich@freebsd7-releng_1_2_3-pre-testing.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.7
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz (2800.12-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x1067a  Stepping = 10
      Features=0xbfebfbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe>Features2=0x408e39d<sse3,dtes64,mon,ds_cpl,est,tm2,ssse3,cx16,xtpr,pdcm,sse4.1,<b26>>
      AMD Features=0x20000000 <lm>AMD Features2=0x1 <lahf>Cores per package: 2
    real memory  = 3623550976 (3455 MB)
    avail memory = 3541700608 (3377 MB)
    ACPI APIC Table: <080808 APIC1821>
    FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor System Detected: 2 CPUs
     cpu0 (BSP): APIC ID:  0
     cpu1 (AP): APIC ID:  1
    ioapic0 <version 2.0="">irqs 0-23 on motherboard
    wlan: mac acl policy registered
    kbd1 at kbdmux0
    cryptosoft0: <software crypto="">on motherboard
    acpi0: <080808 RSDT1821> on motherboard
    acpi0: [ITHREAD]
    acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
    acpi0: reservation of ffc00000, 300000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of fee00000, 1000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 0, a0000 (3) failed
    acpi0: reservation of 100000, d7f00000 (3) failed
    Timecounter "ACPI-safe" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 850
    acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
    pcib0: <acpi host-pci="" bridge="">port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
    pci0: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib0
    uhci0: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0x8400-0x841f irq 16 at device 26.0 on pci0
    uhci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci0: [ITHREAD]
    usb0: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci0
    usb0: USB revision 1.0
    uhub0: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb0
    uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci1: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0x8480-0x849f irq 21 at device 26.1 on pci0
    uhci1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci1: [ITHREAD]
    usb1: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci1
    usb1: USB revision 1.0
    uhub1: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb1
    uhub1: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci2: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0x8800-0x881f irq 19 at device 26.2 on pci0
    uhci2: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci2: [ITHREAD]
    usb2: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci2
    usb2: USB revision 1.0
    uhub2: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb2
    uhub2: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    ehci0: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xfbffec00-0xfbffefff irq 18 at device 26.7 on pci0
    ehci0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    ehci0: [ITHREAD]
    usb3: EHCI version 1.0
    usb3: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb0 usb1 usb2
    usb3: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci0
    usb3: USB revision 2.0
    uhub3: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb3
    uhub3: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
    pci0: <multimedia>at device 27.0 (no driver attached)
    pcib1: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">irq 17 at device 28.0 on pci0
    pci6: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib1
    pcib2: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">irq 16 at device 28.1 on pci0
    pci5: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib2
    pcib3: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">irq 18 at device 28.2 on pci0
    pci4: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib3
    re0: <realtek 8168="" 8168b="" 8168c="" 8168cp="" 8168d="" 8111b="" 8111c="" 8111cp="" pcie="" gigabit="" ethernet="">port 0xd800-0xd8ff mem 0xf7eff000-0xf7efffff,0xf7ee0000-0xf7eeffff irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci4
    re0: Chip rev. 0x3c000000
    re0: MAC rev. 0x00400000
    re0: PHY write failed
    re0: PHY write failed
    re0: MII without any phy!
    device_attach: re0 attach returned 6
    pcib4: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">irq 19 at device 28.3 on pci0
    pci3: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib4
    atapci0: <jmicron jmb368="" udma133="" controller="">port 0xcc00-0xcc07,0xc880-0xc883,0xc800-0xc807,0xc480-0xc483,0xc400-0xc40f irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci3
    atapci0: [ITHREAD]
    ata2: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci0
    ata2: [ITHREAD]
    pcib5: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">irq 16 at device 28.5 on pci0
    pci2: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib5
    re1: <realtek 8168="" 8168b="" 8168c="" 8168cp="" 8168d="" 8111b="" 8111c="" 8111cp="" pcie="" gigabit="" ethernet="">port 0xb800-0xb8ff mem 0xf7dff000-0xf7dfffff,0xf7de0000-0xf7deffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci2
    re1: Chip rev. 0x3c000000
    re1: MAC rev. 0x00400000
    re1: PHY write failed
    re1: PHY write failed
    re1: MII without any phy!
    device_attach: re1 attach returned 6
    uhci3: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0x8880-0x889f irq 23 at device 29.0 on pci0
    uhci3: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci3: [ITHREAD]
    usb4: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci3
    usb4: USB revision 1.0
    uhub4: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb4
    uhub4: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci4: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0x8c00-0x8c1f irq 19 at device 29.1 on pci0
    uhci4: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci4: [ITHREAD]
    usb5: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci4
    usb5: USB revision 1.0
    uhub5: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb5
    uhub5: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    uhci5: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">port 0x9000-0x901f irq 18 at device 29.2 on pci0
    uhci5: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    uhci5: [ITHREAD]
    usb6: <uhci (generic)="" usb="" controller="">on uhci5
    usb6: USB revision 1.0
    uhub6: <intel 1="" 9="" uhci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 1.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb6
    uhub6: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
    ehci1: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">mem 0xfbfff800-0xfbfffbff irq 23 at device 29.7 on pci0
    ehci1: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    ehci1: [ITHREAD]
    usb7: EHCI version 1.0
    usb7: companion controllers, 2 ports each: usb4 usb5 usb6
    usb7: <ehci (generic)="" usb="" 2.0="" controller="">on ehci1
    usb7: USB revision 2.0
    uhub7: <intel 1="" 9="" ehci="" root="" hub,="" class="" 0,="" rev="" 2.00="" 1.00,="" addr="">on usb7
    uhub7: 6 ports with 6 removable, self powered
    pcib6: <acpi pci-pci="" bridge="">at device 30.0 on pci0
    pci1: <acpi pci="" bus="">on pcib6
    ath0: <atheros 5212="">mem 0xfdcd0000-0xfdcdffff irq 22 at device 1.0 on pci1
    ath0: [ITHREAD]
    ath0: WARNING: using obsoleted if_watchdog interface
    ath0: Ethernet address: 00:0f:3d:c1:b3:cd
    ath0: mac 5.9 phy 4.3 radio 4.6
    vgapci0: <vga-compatible display="">mem 0xfc000000-0xfcffffff,0xd8000000-0xdfffffff irq 23 at device 2.0 on pci1
    fwohci0: <via fire="" ii="" (vt6306)="">port 0xac00-0xac7f mem 0xfdcff800-0xfdcfffff irq 20 at device 7.0 on pci1
    fwohci0: [FILTER]
    fwohci0: OHCI version 1.10 (ROM=1)
    fwohci0: No. of Isochronous channels is 4.
    fwohci0: EUI64 00:8f:13:00:3d:cb:05:00
    fwohci0: Phy 1394a available S400, 2 ports.
    fwohci0: Link S400, max_rec 2048 bytes.
    firewire0: <ieee1394(firewire) bus="">on fwohci0
    fwe0: <ethernet over="" firewire="">on firewire0
    if_fwe0: Fake Ethernet address: 02:8f:13:cb:05:00
    fwe0: Ethernet address: 02:8f:13:cb:05:00
    fwip0: <ip over="" firewire="">on firewire0
    fwip0: Firewire address: 00:8f:13:00:3d:cb:05:00 @ 0xfffe00000000, S400, maxrec 2048
    sbp0: <sbp-2 scsi="" over="" firewire="">on firewire0
    dcons_crom0: <dcons configuration="" rom="">on firewire0
    dcons_crom0: bus_addr 0xd4118000
    fwohci0: Initiate bus reset
    fwohci0: BUS reset
    fwohci0: node_id=0xc800ffc0, gen=1, CYCLEMASTER mode
    isab0: <pci-isa bridge="">at device 31.0 on pci0
    isa0: <isa bus="">on isab0
    atapci1: <intel ahci="" controller="">port 0x9880-0x9887,0x9800-0x9803,0x9480-0x9487,0x9400-0x9403,0x9080-0x909f mem 0xfbfff000-0xfbfff7ff irq 19 at device 31.2 on pci0
    atapci1: [ITHREAD]
    atapci1: AHCI Version 01.20 controller with 6 ports detected
    ata3: <ata 0="" channel="">on atapci1
    ata3: [ITHREAD]
    ata4: <ata 1="" channel="">on atapci1
    ata4: [ITHREAD]
    ata5: <ata 2="" channel="">on atapci1
    ata5: [ITHREAD]
    ata6: <ata 3="" channel="">on atapci1
    ata6: [ITHREAD]
    ata7: <ata 4="" channel="">on atapci1
    ata7: [ITHREAD]
    ata8: <ata 5="" channel="">on atapci1
    pci0: <serial bus,="" smbus="">at device 31.3 (no driver attached)
    acpi_button0: <power button="">on acpi0
    speaker0: <pc speaker="">port 0x61 on acpi0
    fdc0: <floppy drive="" controller="" (fde)="">port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq 2 on acpi0
    fdc0: [FILTER]
    atkbdc0: <keyboard controller="" (i8042)="">port 0x60,0x64 irq 1 on acpi0
    atkbd0: <at keyboard="">irq 1 on atkbdc0
    kbd0 at atkbd0
    atkbd0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    atkbd0: [ITHREAD]
    psm0: <ps 2="" mouse="">irq 12 on atkbdc0
    psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
    psm0: [ITHREAD]
    psm0: model MouseMan+, device ID 0
    sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
    sio0: port may not be enabled
    sio0: configured irq 4 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
    sio0: port may not be enabled
    sio0: <16550A-compatible COM port> port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on acpi0
    sio0: type 16550A
    sio0: [FILTER]
    cpu0: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    est0: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control="">on cpu0
    est: CPU supports Enhanced Speedstep, but is not recognized.
    est: cpu_vendor GenuineIntel, msr 6164a2306004a23
    device_attach: est0 attach returned 6
    p4tcc0: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control="">on cpu0
    cpu1: <acpi cpu="">on acpi0
    est1: <enhanced speedstep="" frequency="" control="">on cpu1
    est: CPU supports Enhanced Speedstep, but is not recognized.
    est: cpu_vendor GenuineIntel, msr 6164a2306004a23
    device_attach: est1 attach returned 6
    p4tcc1: <cpu frequency="" thermal="" control="">on cpu1
    pmtimer0 on isa0
    ata0 at port 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 irq 14 on isa0
    ata0: [ITHREAD]
    ata1 at port 0x170-0x177,0x376 irq 15 on isa0
    ata1: [ITHREAD]
    ppc0: parallel port not found.
    sc0: <system console="">at flags 0x100 on isa0
    sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
    sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
    sio1: port may not be enabled
    vga0: <generic isa="" vga="">at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
    Timecounters tick every 1.000 msec
    IPsec: Initialized Security Association Processing.
    firewire0: 1 nodes, maxhop <= 0, cable IRM = 0 (me)
    firewire0: bus manager 0 (me)
    acd0: DVDR <optiarc dvd="" rw="" ad-7220a="" 1.01="">at ata2-master UDMA66
    ad12: 76319MB <wdc wd800aajs-00waa0="" 58.01d58="">at ata6-master SATA300
    SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
    Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ad12s1a</wdc></optiarc></generic></system></cpu></enhanced></acpi></cpu></enhanced></acpi></ps></at></keyboard></floppy></pc></power></serial></ata></ata></ata></ata></ata></ata></intel></isa></pci-isa></dcons></sbp-2></ip></ethernet></ieee1394(firewire)></via></vga-compatible></atheros></acpi></acpi></intel></ehci></ehci></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></realtek></acpi></acpi></ata></jmicron></acpi></acpi></realtek></acpi></acpi></acpi></acpi></acpi></acpi></multimedia></intel></ehci></ehci></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></intel></uhci></uhci></acpi></acpi></software></version></lahf></lm></sse3,dtes64,mon,ds_cpl,est,tm2,ssse3,cx16,xtpr,pdcm,sse4.1,<b26></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe> 
    

    and this is when it loads properly

    Copyright (c) 1992-2009 The FreeBSD Project.
    Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
            The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
    FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE-p3 #0: Tue Mar 17 15:41:49 EDT 2009
        sullrich@freebsd7-releng_1_2_3-pre-testing.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_SMP.7
    Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7400  @ 2.80GHz (2800.11-MHz 686-class CPU)
      Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x1067a  Stepping = 10
      Features=0xbfebfbff <fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe>Features2=0x408e39d<sse3,dtes64,mon,ds_cpl,est,tm2,ssse3,cx16,xtpr,pdcm,sse4.1,<b26>>
      AMD Features=0x20000000 <lm>AMD Features2=0x1 <lahf>Cores per package: 2
    real memory  = 3623550976 (3455 MB)
    avail memory = 3541725184 (3377 MB)
    MPTable: <template etemplate =""></template></lahf></lm></sse3,dtes64,mon,ds_cpl,est,tm2,ssse3,cx16,xtpr,pdcm,sse4.1,<b26></fpu,vme,de,pse,tsc,msr,pae,mce,cx8,apic,sep,mtrr,pge,mca,cmov,pat,pse36,clflush,dts,acpi,mmx,fxsr,sse,sse2,ss,htt,tm,pbe>
    


  • There have been a number of source code changes to the FreeBSD re driver since FreeBSD 7.1 was released. In particular the following look as if they might be relevant to your issue:

    r187417:
      Sometimes RTL8168B seems to take long time to access GMII registers
      in device attach phase. Double GMII register access timeout value
      to fix the issue.

    MFC r186210:
      For RTL8168C SPIN2 controllers, make sure to take the controller
      out of sleep mode prior to accessing to PHY. This should fix device
      attach failure seen on these controllers. Also enable the sleep
      mode when device is put into sleep state.

    Perhaps you might be able to persuade the pfSense developers to sync their re driver with the latest on the RELENG_7 branch in the FreeBSD repository.



  • yah, that would be awesome…..is it possible to compile custom kernels for pfsense like you do with freebsd or am i totally at the devs mercy?


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