Joined: 08 Oct 2008
|Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:23 pm Post subject: Various network issues with an Enterprise 4500
|I've got Gentoo running on an Enterprise 4500 but with some network issues.
First, I've got two sun gem gigabit sbus cards installed, which show up in prtconf -pv as follows:
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The gem driver is compiled into the kernel, yet I get no ethernet interface for either of them. Nothing relevant to speak of in dmesg. What do I have to do to get these to show up?
The second issue, which is really the more important one, is that the HME chips on the I/O boards seem to have some kind of bug: These are the ones where the ethernet and SCSI controllers are in the same chip. The problem is, when you take the ethernet interface down, it seems to take the SCSI port with it. That can't possibly be right, can it?