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Re: netbsd-5.1_RC3 crash at Dell M710

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 02:46:46PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 11:43:20AM +0200, 
> wrote:
> > [...]
> > the patch solves the problem. unfortunately the kernel now has a
> > problem with the broadcom nic.
> > 
> >
> On a blade system I'd expect the NIC to have a SERDES interface, and no
> phy (the chip is identified as 1000base-SX which confirm this).
> It looks like the driver just can't deal with this variant of the
> 5709 ...

There is still likely to be a phy somewhere - just not accessed via an
MII (etc) interface - the other option is if the SERDES is doing a
point to point link to another MAC or a switch.


David Laight:

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