Subject: Re: 1.6_RC1 panic: ifmedia_set (nsphy0)
To: Rick Byers <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/14/2002 08:15:55
On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 10:18:38AM -0400, Rick Byers wrote:

 > Wow. If I boot up with the cable unplugged, it boots up fine and the phy
 > gets all the possible media types:
 > pcn0 at pci1 dev 5 function 0: AMD PCnet-PCI Ethernet
 > pcn0: Am79c971 PCnet-FAST rev 5, Ethernet address 00:60:94:57:3b:b9
 > pcn0: interrupting at irq 14
 > nsphy0 at pcn0 phy 1: DP83840 10/100 media interface, rev. 1
 > nsphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
 > Then I can plug the cable in and configure the interface, and it
 > appears to work fine!  What else can I do to help debug this problem?

Yah, this is a really strange problem, compounded by the fact that
all of the PCnet-PCI samples I have work fine with the media connected
at boot time.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>