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Re: kern/42314: ipgphy support

2015-08-18 20:30 GMT+02:00 Frank Wille <>:
> What's wrong with stge(4)?

Compare our driver to the FreeBSD one, derived from us. It seems
FreeBSD's heavily improved in the meantime, but the changes were never
I try to summarise: We have no HW VLAN tagging, no jumbo frames (?),
the discussed PHY/link issues, ST-1023 (and compatible IP1000A, as can
be also seen even in your ifconfig output) is in promiscuous mode all
the time as work-around, I remember a bug/panics related to
stge_intr() reported on port-sandpoint (fixed?), possibly sub-optimal
performance, and an indicative amount of "XXX" in the driver...

All this seems to be fixed/supported in FreeBSD, probably because they
also had many specs (and testers) available:

> It might be good when somebody repeats the test. It could also be caused
> by strange effects in my network infrastructure.

Or it could be caused by stge(4)...

As said, I will receive a DSM-G600 (IP1000A), too, and a D-Link
DGE-550T (DL-2000) as different stge(4) representatives and would be
willing to help or work on improving the situation.


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