receive errors and FIFO overflow with vr nic

Jan Lentfer Jan.Lentfer at
Mon Jan 4 14:31:57 PST 2010

I am experiencing a lot of messages like this

vr0: rx error (09): FIFO overflow
vr0: receive error (0407) overflow
when my system (VIA CN 10000) is under high network load (ftp, nfs, bacula).

tuxillo suggested to look into the recent changes FBSD did to the driver 
to get around these problems:

this is the hardware info about the card:

vr0: <VIA VT6102 Rhine II 10/100BaseTX> port 0xe000-0xe0ff mem 
0xfdffe000-0xfdffe0ff irq 10 at device 18.0 on pci0
miibus0: <MII bus> on vr0

vr0 at pci0:0:18:0:        class=0x020000 card=0x01021106 chip=0x30651106 
rev=0x78 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'VIA Technologies, Inc.'
    device     = 'VT6103 Rhine II PCI Fast Ethernet Controller'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet

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