Subject: Re: Gigabit Ethernet support on gmac?
To: Monroe Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/18/2001 13:23:28
On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 11:43:14AM -0700, Monroe Williams wrote:
> Congratulations. It looks like you got the MAC address code right the first
> time. ;) Not only does it build, the interface has the same MAC address
> with the gem driver that it had with the gm driver.
> With a kernel that generates this dmesg output:
> gem0 at pci2 dev 15 function 0: Apple Computer GMAC Ethernet (rev. 0x01)
> gem0: interrupting at irq 41
> gem0: Ethernet address 00:30:65:d6:f3:de
> brgphy0 at gem0 phy 0: BCM5401 1000BASE-T media interface, rev. 3
> brgphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,
> 1000baseT-FDX, auto
> If I boot the machine while connected to a 100baseTX switch, it doesn't
> autodetect. (ifconfig shows "media: Ethernet autoselect (none)".) I can
> get connectivity by doing `ifconfig gem0 media 100baseTX-FDX`. If I then
> set the media back to autoselect, it seems to work fine thereafter. I can
> hot-plug the cable as needed, the ifconfig output reflects the state of the
> world, and the interface works as expected.
Ok, I suppose this means that the behavior you're observing is different
from that of the "gm" driver. The MII/PHY setup in the "gem" driver is
a bit different -- I'll poke around and see if I can find anything
> I can't get gigabit to work at all. If I hot-plug the cable into the
> gigabit switch, the link lights show a 1G link and ifconfig shows
> media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseTX full-duplex)
> but no packets flow. I've tried various manual media configurations with no
> joy. Booting the machine while connected to the gigabit switch works no
Ok ... this means there's probably some MAC setup missing for Gig-E speeds.
I'll take a look into this, too.
> The results are mostly the same, but when it's plugged into the Gigabit
> switch in autoconfig mode, ifconfig shows:
> media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX full-duplex)
> which doesn't match what the lights on the switch show (1G link).
Right, because ukphy doesn't know how to figure out what the Gig-E
media is ... I should be able to fix this, too.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>