Subject: Re: Need help getting Intel gigabit NIC to work
To: None <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/18/2005 14:06:31
The chip is listed as supported in if_wm.c in current.

       "Intel i82541PI 1000BASE-T Ethernet",
       WM_T_82541_2,        WMP_F_1000T },"

On Jul 18, 2005, at 1:37 PM, wrote:

> Hi!
> you might remember me from
> I upgraded my hardware to AMD64 and Gigabit Ethernet and wanted to
> re-run the benchmarks, maybe expand them a little.  I have an nforce 4
> mainboard with two on-board gigabit nics, an nforce one (Linux has a
> reverse engineered driver for this) and a SysKonnect one (that
> unfortunately has a hardware defect).
> Since the chipset with the highest performance is reportedly the one
> from Intel, I just bought myself an Intel Gigabit NIC, expressly for
> running the benchmarks.  Under Linux, I get about 90 MB/sec sending  
> from
> that box over that NIC to my notebook, so I know it works.
> However, NetBSD 2.0.2 apparently does not support the device.
> Here is the lspci entry:
> 0000:05:06.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82541PI Gigabit  
> Ethernet Controller (rev 05)
>         Subsystem: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 1376
>         Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 217
>         Memory at d1020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
>         Memory at d1000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
>         I/O ports at a000 [size=64]
>         Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
>         Capabilities: [e4] PCI-X non-bridge device.
> and here in numeric:
> 0000:05:06.0 Class 0200: 8086:107c (rev 05)
> Is there a driver for this in -current?  Or does someone have an  
> experimental
> driver for this, maybe, that I could try?  It would be very  
> unfortunate
> if I could not benchmark NetBSD this time.  And I can't believe that
> NetBSD does not support this chip.  Maybe a typo or omission in the
> driver, since says Intel  
> gigabit
> NICs are supported.
> Anyone willing to help me on this one?  Please?
> Felix
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