Subject: Re: nfe(4)
To: Jonathan A. Kollasch <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/2007 22:55:31
On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:

> Hi,
> Would my impression that people are having better luck with nfe(4) since
> if_nfe.c 1.14 be correct?
> Also, I notice however that the fixes in that version do not
> appear to have been pulled up to netbsd-4.

 	I've been running with netbsd-4 since BETA on a Shuttle SN45G
 	  nfe0 at pci0 dev 4 function 0: NVIDIA nForce2 Ethernet (rev. 0xa1)
 	and it seems to be fine (*). I'll build an RC1 kernel with r1.14
 	and see if its still happy.

 	I'm assuming that includes if_nfereg.h r1.4 also :)

 	(*) The machine is a junk salvage which needs to be underclocked
 	to boot at all, fails its BIOS settings when it loses mains power,
 	and frequently waits several minutes after the power button has
 	been pressed before it powers on to boot. Certain apps, such as
 	firefox and mplayer will freeze intermittantly (but gxine does
 	not). So 'fine' is very much a relative term here.

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --