BFE(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual BFE(4)

NAME

bfe — Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet Device Driver

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:

device miibus
device bfe

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

if_bfe_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The bfe driver provides support for Broadcom BCM4401 based Fast Ethernet adapters.

The bfe driver supports the following media types:

autoselect

Enable autoselection of the media type and options.

10baseT/UTP

Set 10Mbps operation.

100baseTX

Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.

The bfe driver supports the following media options:

full-duplex

Set full duplex operation.

For further information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

DIAGNOSTICS

bfe%d: couldn’t map memory  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

bfe%d: couldn’t map interrupt  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

bfe%d: failed to allocate DMA resources  There are not enough mbufs available for allocation.

bfe%d: watchdog timeout -- resetting  The device has stopped responding to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection (cable).

SEE ALSO

arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The bfe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.

AUTHORS

The bfe device driver was written by Stuart Walsh and Duncan Barclay. This manual page was written by Stuart Walsh.

MidnightBSD 0.3 July 16, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3