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Re: wm(4) manual page outdated?

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 05:56:00PM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 12:05:13PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > > However it works fine for in an ULTRA60:
> > > 
> > > wm0 at pci1 dev 1 function 0: Intel i82545GM 1000BASE-T Ethernet, rev. 4
> > > wm0: interrupting at ivec 0
> > > wm0: 64-bit 66MHz PCI bus
> > > wm0: 256 word (8 address bits) MicroWire EEPROM
> > > wm0: Ethernet address 00:04:23:xx:xx:xx
> > > makphy0 at wm0 phy 1: Marvell 88E1011 Gigabit PHY, rev. 5
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > 
> > That's not an "internal SERDES".
> So it's a different model, thanks for clarification.

I'm not sure if it's a different model or not -- I do not know whether the
82545 has the internal SERDES or only an MII interface (or whether it
has no externally exposed MII interface but only an integrated makphy).

A SERDES is not an miibus PHY.  If the driver finds a PHY on the MII,
you are not using the SERDES.

I think the point is, if you have a fibre wm card with 82545 controller, it
will almost certainly not work, since we only support the MII on these
particular chips, not the SERDES interface (which is only used for fibre).

It would probably be best to check the datasheet before saying anything too
specific in the manual page.  Sadly it will likely be confusing no matter
how carefully written it is.

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