I bought a new (well, used) Netgear GS784T switch, and went to plug my
Xen DOM0 box into it, only to find out the ethernet interface (re(4))
wouldn't come up... it shows "no carrier" when I check ifconfig output.
I tried various things, rebooting, etc., but I couldn't get it to come
up. (the switch port and cable, of course, works fine on other
systems). Thinking there might be an issue with rgephy, I built a
kernel without (xen dom0 doesn't seem to support userconf, so I couldn't
just disable it), and tried that. It fails in very much the same way,
*except* that right after a reboot, it sort-of comes up:
media: Ethernet autoselect
inet 10.187.0.31 netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast 10.187.255.255
inet6 fe80::beae:c5ff:fede:7fd4%re0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
...but it doesn't negotiate 1000baseT full-duplex, as I would expect
(and as it does with the old switch).
Does anyone have any further troubleshooting suggestions?