NAMEbfe - Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet Device Driver
SYNOPSISTo 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"
DESCRIPTIONThe 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).
DIAGNOSTICSbfe%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 ALSOaltq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)
HISTORYThe bfe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.
AUTHORSThe bfe device driver was written by Stuart Walsh and Duncan Barclay. This manual page was written by Stuart Walsh. BFE(4)