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bfe — Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet Device Driver
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"
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).
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).
The bfe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.
The bfe device driver was written by Stuart Walsh and Duncan Barclay. This manual page was written by Stuart Walsh.