Folks, I've got a DEC Prioris 6166 running NetBSD 1.4.1(ish) with a 3Com 3c905-TX (pci) card and a Novell NE3200 (eisa) card in it. The network is plain old 10Mbit UTP. There doesn't seem to be support for the 3200 at the moment: wincen:~ 25> dmesg | grep 'unknown device' unknown device NVL0701 at eisa0 slot 2 not configured The 3c905 is more-or-less ok except it gets a lot of output errors. Here's some config info: wincen:~ 26> dmesg | egrep 'ex0|nsphy0' ex0 at pci0 dev 6 function 0: 3Com 3c905-TX 10/100 Ethernet ex0: interrupting at irq 14 ex0: MAC address 00:60:97:9c:69:b0 nsphy0 at ex0 phy 24: DP83840 10/100 media interface, rev. 1 nsphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto wincen:~ 27> ifconfig ex0 ex0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 media: Ethernet 10baseT status: active inet 126.96.36.199 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 188.8.131.52 wincen:~ 28> netstat -in Name Mtu Network Address Ipkts Ierrs Opkts Oerrs Colls ex0 1500 <Link> 00:60:97:9c:69:b0 244292 0 29462 2483 3186 ex0 1500 172.73.42/24 184.108.40.206 244292 0 29462 2483 3186 lo0 32976 <Link> 31 0 31 0 0 lo0 32976 127 127.0.0.1 31 0 31 0 0 Copying /netbsd (about 1.4MB) to an NFS mounted filesystem adds about 1100 output packets, 80 output errors and 120 collisions every time. I've swapped cables, hub ports, etc with no improvement. Using autoselect or manually selecting 10baseT makes no difference. Unfortunately I can't pull the box apart, and I don't think I've got any spare e/net cards anyways. I've got another box with a 3c905B-TX, and it works fine. Two questions then: + Has anyone seen any behaviour like this before? Could it be a faulty card? + Is support for the NE3200 forthcoming? TIA, Simon.
an do it's job even if you're working > with the RAID set. This isn't mentioned in the man page for raidctl. In the description of the -i option, it may pay to mention that this task can be backgrounded (with the appropriate warnings). /etc/rc support for autodetecting non-clean parity and starting a "raidctl -i" in the background would be way-cool - I'd play with this myself, but the only box I've got with RAIDframe is a production box, so this isn't an option :-( Simon.