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Re: cvs commit: src/sys/conf options src/sys/dev/netif/bge Makefile if_bge.c if_bgereg.h

From: "Devon H. O'Dell" <dodell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 13:57:15 -0700

On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 09:52:47PM +0100, Hiten Pandya wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >joerg       2005/08/22 11:29:52 PDT
> >
> >DragonFly src repository
> >
> >  Modified files:
> >    sys/conf             options 
> >    sys/dev/netif/bge    Makefile if_bge.c if_bgereg.h 
> >  Log:
> >  Create a kernel option BGE_FAKE_AUTONEG for IBM/Intel blade servers,
> >  which should make the DNLK switch module work.  IBM/Intel blade server
> >  with Intel or AD switch modules should work without the kernel options
> >  
> >  Obtained-from: FreeBSD
> >  Submitted-by: Sepherosa Ziehau <sepherosa@xxxxxxxxx>
> Please do not make this a kernel option, instead turn it into a sysctl.  I 
> do not like the idea of recompiling the kernel just so that some part of a 
> driver available in GENERIC can be made working.
> It's non-intuitive.  We need to be dynamic. :-)
> 				-Hiten

Having this doesn't help because it has problems with the autonegotiation
for the switch and will not communicate any more without the code. You can't
renegotiate. Hence the change.

The change was made because we discovered this problem with our blades here
at OMS.


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