Bge0 phy read timed out



  • Hi!

    Im having this problem which locks up my pfsense box and doesnt allow any traffic until reboot, the problem seems to happens at random and all that i see in the screen is:

    "bge0 phy read timed out" (see attached photo)

    I have an Intel PWLA8492MT PRO/1000 MT PCI/PCI-X Dual Port Server Adapter.

    The only post with this kind of error that i have found is http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,46301.msg242613/topicseen.html#msg242613

    The problem is that i dont know which is the correct solution.

    May you please help me.

    Thanks.



  • can anyone please help me? or point me in the right direction?



  • i just run netstat -i and this is the result

    Name               Mtu Network       Address              Ipkts Ierrs Idrop    Opkts Oerrs  Coll
    bge0*             1500 <link#1>00:18:8b:74:24:26        0     0     0        0     0     0
    em0               1500 <link#2>00:02:a5:4e:a4:b8    17590     0     0    12542     0     0
    em0               1500 192.168.2.0   192.168.2.5           6534     -     -      517     -     -
    em0               1500 fe80::202:a5f fe80::202:a5ff:fe        0     -     -        4     -     -
    em1               1500 <link#3>00:02:a5:4e:a4:b9    10809     0     0    16389     0     0
    em1               1500 192.168.1.0   firewall              4457     -     -     5756     -     -
    em1               1500 fe80::1:1%em1 fe80::1:1                0     -     -        1     -     -
    plip0*            1500 <link#4>0     0     0        0     0     0
    enc0*             1536 <link#5>0     0     0        0     0     0
    pflog0*          33192 <link#6>0     0     0      905     0     0
    lo0              16384 <link#7>682     0     0      682     0     0
    lo0              16384 your-net      localhost              282     -     -      682     -     -
    lo0              16384 ::1           ::1                      0     -     -        0     -     -
    lo0              16384 fe80::1%lo0   fe80::1                  0     -     -        0     -     -
    pfsync0*          1460 <link#8>0     0     0        0     0     0
    pptpd0            1396 <link#9>884     0     0      767     0     0
    pptpd0            1396 fe80::218:8bf fe80::218:8bff:fe        0     -     -        1     -     -
    pptpd0            1396 192.168.1.111 192.168.1.111            0     -     -      768     -     -
    pptpd1*           1500 <link#10>0     0     0        0     0     0
    pptpd2*           1500 <link#11>0     0     0        0     0     0</link#11></link#10></link#9></link#8></link#7></link#6></link#5></link#4></link#3></link#2></link#1> 
    

    i have 3 nic interfaces on the box, but there is one i am not using, it doesnt even a have a cable connected, could bg0 be that one that im not using?  im not that good in linux/freebsd.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Yes. You can see there are no packets at all on bge0 where as em0 and em1 are seeing traffic.

    Is the bge NIC on-board? Can you disable it if you're not using it?

    Steve



  • Hi Steve,

    Yes, the NIC is on-board.  How do i disable it?

    Thanks!


  • Netgate Administrator

    There would usually be an option in the BIOS to disable an on board NIC.

    Since you're not using that NIC you could also try setting the speed manually and seeing if that removes the error.

    Steve



  • @raysantana:

    Yes, the NIC is on-board.  How do i disable it?

    Go to the bios setup at boot, and disable it from there.  Then put a piece of tape over the port so you (or your successor) don't forget about it and try to use it … not that I know from experience or anything  ;)


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