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BFE(4) FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual BFE(4)

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:
Enable autoselection of the media type and options.
Set 10Mbps operation.
Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.
The bfe driver supports the following media options:
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).

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

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.
July 16, 2005 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE

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