Subject: Re: tlp(4) is unable to detect phy.
To: None <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/19/2004 00:07:58
On Jul 18, 2004, at 3:07 PM, Charles M. Hannum wrote:

> On Sunday 18 July 2004 19:56, Jochen Kunz wrote:
>> On my mission to bring port-hp700 PCI support I came acros a problem
>> with the build in tlp(4) interface found in B-Class machines. I 
>> pluged a
>> DEC DE500 PCI card in one PCI slot (PCI dev 2) that works fine. tlp(4)
>> is unable to detect the phy of the on board interface (PCI dev 20). 
>> As I
>> am not a tlp(4) / mii(4) expert I hope someone else can see what is
>> going wrong. Below is the output of a NetBSD and an OpenBSD kernel 
>> with
>> SROM debug enabled. OpenBSD can handle the on board tlp(4) / dc(4) 
>> just
>> fine.
> It looks like the FreeBSD dc driver (which OpenBSD copied) always calls
> mii_attach(), so the fact that the SROM contents are bogus doesn't 
> matter.
> Does the following patch help?

Probably not, since OpenBSD reporting that the internal phy is
being using.  In short, there is *no* phy to find.

My guess is the HP design is similar to the DE500-BA which is
only phy-less.
Matt Thomas                     email:
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