Subject: Re: bge(4) problem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 01/20/2004 10:29:54
In message <20040120050634.GA1022@panix.com>Thor Lancelot Simon writes
>Actually, I'm not sure at all that fibre works with bge cards. Jonathan
>sent me some patches that smashed the software state machine from another
>OS's bcm57xx driver into ours, but I was forced to replace the cards in
>question to get a network going before I could test them for him. Without
>those, I'm pretty sure it won't work.
Yep. Though the smashing was _really_ ugly, its since been verified to
negotiate link with Cisco switches.
A fallback approach is to configure the switch to ignore 802.3z link
negotiation, flow control, etc. That ususally works, if the switch
provides the feature.