Subject: Re: re0 failing after reboot.
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List: tech-kern
Date: 05/20/2005 08:47:21
>theo borm wrote:
>> re0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0: RealTek 8169S Single-chip Gigabit Ethernet
>> ukphy0 at re0 phy 7: Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface
>> re0: diagnostic failed, failed to receive packet in loopback mode
>> re0: attach aborted due to hardware diag failure
>Another datapoint: just now a machine hangs just after printing the
>line "Adding interface aliases" (haven't defined any) with its network
>acivity led on the switch blinking like mad. After unplugging and
>re-plugging the cable from the switch it starts to respond to pings
>again, and booting continues.....
>should I manually configure media types?, and could incorrect
>autoselection of media type be related to the loopback failure?
>    capabilities=7<IP4CSUM,TCP4CSUM,UDP4CSUM>
>    enabled=0
>    address: 00:80:5a:20:03:75
>    media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseT full-duplex)
>    status: active
>    inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>    inet6 fe80::280:5aff:fe20:375%re0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
>any clues?
>with kind regards,
>Theo Borm.

	I had similar problems, but they disappeared after changing from
ukphys to rgephy (which for some reason is not in the amd64 GENERIC config
file).  I'm not sure when (i.e. what version/time) it appeared, but it made
all the problems I had seen go away.

	Paul Shupak