Subject: ethernet interface numbering
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alex <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/09/1998 16:18:37
I just installed NetBSD 1.3.1 onto a machine with one ethernet card,
an Etherlink XL PCI 3c900-TPO.  The install kernel on the floppy
detected it and created /mnt/etc/ifconfig.ep0. When I boot the machine
from the newly-installed generic kernel on the HD, it detects (extra line
breaks/indentation added for clarity):

May  9 14:13:41 wirth /netbsd: ep1 at pci0 dev 11 function 0: 3Com 
        3C900 Ethernet
May  9 14:13:41 wirth /netbsd: ep1: MAC address 00:10:4b:2f:50:dc
May  9 14:13:41 wirth /netbsd: ep1: 8KB word-wide FIFO, (undefined) 
        Rx:Tx split, utp default utp, autoselect
May  9 14:13:41 wirth /netbsd: ep1: interrupting at irq 10

Why does the generic kernel detect it as ep1 instead of ep0?  Is
this a problem, or just mildly annoying?


Carl Alexander
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