Subject: Re: nfe(4)
To: Jonathan A. Kollasch <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/15/2007 23:18:01
On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, David Brownlee wrote:

> 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.

 	Hmm, with a 4.0_RC1 kernel with if_nfe.c 1.14 & if_nfereg.h 1.4
 	that machine is no longer able to login to kde with home on nfs.
 	Will try to collect more details.

 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --