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BGE(4)		       FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual			BGE(4)

NAME
     bge -- Broadcom BCM570x/5714/5721/5750/5751/5752/5789 PCI Gigabit Ether-
     net adapter driver

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

	   device miibus
	   device bge

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

	   if_bge_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION
     The bge driver provides support for various NICs based on the Broadcom
     BCM570x, 5714, 5721, 5750,	5751, 5752 and 5789 families of	Gigabit	Ether-
     net controller chips.

     All of these NICs are capable of 10, 100 and 1000Mbps speeds over CAT5
     copper cable, except for the SysKonnect SK-9D41 which supports only
     1000Mbps over multimode fiber.  The BCM570x builds	upon the technology of
     the Alteon	Tigon II.  It has two R4000 CPU	cores and is PCI v2.2 and PCI-
     X v1.0 compliant.	It supports IP,	TCP and	UDP checksum offload for both
     receive and transmit, multiple RX and TX DMA rings	for QoS	applications,
     rules-based receive filtering, and	VLAN tag stripping/insertion as	well
     as	a 256-bit multicast hash filter.  Additional features may be provided
     via value-add firmware updates.  The BCM570x supports TBI (ten bit	inter-
     face) and GMII transceivers, which	means it can be	used with either cop-
     per or 1000baseX fiber applications.  Note	however	the device only	sup-
     ports a single speed in TBI mode.

     Most BCM5700-based	cards also use the Broadcom BCM5401 or BCM5411
     10/100/1000 copper	gigabit	transceivers, which support autonegotiation of
     10, 100 and 1000Mbps modes	in full	or half	duplex.

     The BCM5700, BCM5701, BCM5703, BCM5704, BCM5714 and BCM5780 also support
     jumbo frames, which can be	configured via the interface MTU setting.
     Selecting an MTU larger than 1500 bytes with the ifconfig(8) utility con-
     figures the adapter to receive and	transmit jumbo frames.	Using jumbo
     frames can	greatly	improve	performance for	certain	tasks, such as file
     transfers and data	streaming.

     The bge driver supports the following media types:

     autoselect	  Enable autoselection of the media type and options.  The
		  user can manually override the autoselected mode by adding
		  media	options	to rc.conf(5).

     10baseT/UTP  Set 10Mbps operation.	 The ifconfig(8) mediaopt option can
		  also be used to select either	full-duplex or half-duplex
		  modes.

     100baseTX	  Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.  The ifconfig(8)
		  mediaopt option can also be used to select either
		  full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

     1000baseTX	  Set 1000baseTX operation over	twisted	pair.  Only
		  full-duplex mode is supported.

     1000baseSX	  Set 1000Mbps (Gigabit	Ethernet) operation.  Both full-duplex
		  and half-duplex modes	are supported.

     The bge driver supports the following media options:

     full-duplex  Force	full duplex operation.

     half-duplex  Force	half duplex operation.

     The bge driver also supports one special link option for 1000baseTX
     cards:

     link0  With 1000baseTX cards, establishing	a link between two ports
	    requires that one port be configured as a master and the other a
	    slave.  With autonegotiation, the master/slave settings will be
	    chosen automatically.  However when	manually selecting the link
	    state, it is necessary to force one	side of	the link to be a mas-
	    ter	and the	other a	slave.	The bge	driver configures the ports as
	    slaves by default.	Setting	the link0 flag with ifconfig(8)	will
	    set	a port as a master instead.

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

HARDWARE
     The bge driver provides support for various NICs based on the Broadcom
     BCM570x family of Gigabit Ethernet	controller chips, including the	fol-
     lowing:

     +o	 3Com 3c996-SX (1000baseSX)
     +o	 3Com 3c996-T (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 Dell PowerEdge	1750 integrated	BCM5704C NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 Dell PowerEdge	2550 integrated	BCM5700	NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 Dell PowerEdge	2650 integrated	BCM5703	NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 IBM x235 server integrated BCM5703x NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 HP Compaq dc7600 integrated BCM5752 NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 HP ProLiant NC7760 embedded Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 HP ProLiant NC7770 PCI-X Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 HP ProLiant NC7771 PCI-X Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 HP ProLiant NC7781 embedded PCI-X Gigabit NIC (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 Netgear GA302T	(10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 SysKonnect SK-9D21 (10/100/1000baseTX)
     +o	 SysKonnect SK-9D41 (1000baseSX)

LOADER TUNABLES
     The following tunable can be set at the loader(8) prompt before booting
     the kernel, or stored in loader.conf(5).

     hw.bge.allow_asf
	     Allow the ASF feature for cooperating with	IPMI.  Can cause sys-
	     tem lockup	problems on a small number of systems.	Disabled by
	     default.

DIAGNOSTICS
     bge%d: couldn't map memory	 A fatal initialization	error has occurred.

     bge%d: couldn't map ports	A fatal	initialization error has occurred.

     bge%d: couldn't map interrupt  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

     bge%d: no memory for softc	struct!	 The driver failed to allocate memory
     for per-device instance information during	initialization.

     bge%d: failed to enable memory mapping!  The driver failed	to initialize
     PCI shared	memory mapping.	 This might happen if the card is not in a
     bus-master	slot.

     bge%d: no memory for jumbo	buffers!  The driver failed to allocate	memory
     for jumbo frames during initialization.

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

SEE ALSO
     altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), polling(4),
     vlan(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY
     The bge device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 4.5.

AUTHORS
     The bge driver was	written	by Bill	Paul <wpaul@windriver.com>.

FreeBSD	9.2		       October 26, 2007			   FreeBSD 9.2

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | HARDWARE | LOADER TUNABLES | DIAGNOSTICS | SEE ALSO | HISTORY | AUTHORS

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