Subject: Re: Intel 82563EB
To: Viktor Holmlund <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 11/27/2006 22:20:48
On Sun, Nov 26, 2006 at 12:57:55PM +0100, Viktor Holmlund wrote:
> Hello list,
> Are anyone of you familar with the Intel 82563EB gigabit ethernet?
> It seems that most of the new MB's with the "Intel 5000V Blackford VS
> Chipset" use the 82563EB dual gigabit intel controllers.
> Have anyone of you tested with a Backford MB yet? If so, how good does the
> integrated ethernet controller works on NetBSD?

It works fine with current; but the support has not been backported to
2.0 or 3.0 yet:
ppb3 at pci2 dev 2 function 0: Intel 63xxESB PCI Express Downstream Port #3 (rev
. 0x01)
pci4 at ppb3 bus 4ppb3: added to list as bus 4

pci4: i/o space, memory space enabled
wm0 at pci4 dev 0 function 0: i80003 dual 1000baseT Ethernet, rev. 1
ioapic0: int18 1a9a0<vector=a0,delmode=1,logical,actlo,level,masked,dest=0> ff000000<target=ff>
wm0: interrupting at ioapic0 pin 18, event channel 4
wm0: PCI-Express bus
wm0: 65536 word (16 address bits) SPI EEPROM
wm0: Ethernet address 00:30:48:30:b7:34
ikphy0 at wm0 phy 1: i82563 10/100/1000 media interface, rev. 2
ikphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT, 1000baseT-FDX, auto

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference