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Re: kern/47710: Broadcom Ethernet in Dell R420 not supported

The following reply was made to PR kern/47710; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Masanobu SAITOH <>
Subject: Re: kern/47710: Broadcom Ethernet in Dell R420 not supported
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:55:13 +0900

 (2013/04/03 2:40), wrote:
 >> Number:         47710
 >> Category:       kern
 >> Synopsis:       Broadcom Ethernet in Dell R420 not supported
 >> Confidential:   no
 >> Severity:       serious
 >> Priority:       high
 >> Responsible:    kern-bug-people
 >> State:          open
 >> Class:          change-request
 >> Submitter-Id:   net
 >> Arrival-Date:   Tue Apr 02 17:40:02 +0000 2013
 >> Originator:     John Hascall
 >> Release:        NetBSD 6.1RC2
 >> Organization:
 >      Iowa State University
 >> Environment:
 >      (omitted, obviously I can't submit a PR on the machine in queston)
 >> Description:
 >      The Broadcom Ethernet included in Dell R420's is not
 >      recognized/configured.  Vendor is 0x14e4, Product is 0x165f
 >> How-To-Repeat:
 >      Boot 6.1RC2 on Dell R420
 >> Fix:
 >      Add to pcidevs
  0x165f is BCM5720.
  The work to support BCM5719 and BCM5720 in -current have not fininshed yet.
 I have some local patches for bge to be stable, but it still has a few bugs.
 After fixing bugs, I'll pullup the changes.
  It's too late to include 6.1. Sorry for the inconvinience :-|
                 SAITOH Masanobu (

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