ifconfig on re0 panics Toshiba Satellite M115-S3094 with RealTek 8101E chipset

Joe Talbott josepht at cstone.net
Sat Dec 9 21:38:10 PST 2006

I bought a Toshiba Satellite M115-S3094 which has a PCIE NIC that has
a RealTek 8101E chip.  When I try to ifconfig the interface to assign
it an IP address my machine panics.  I have posted some photos of the
panic message and a db trace.  I have also posted a verbose dmesg and
pciconf output here:


There are two directories 'panic1' and 'panic2'.  Panic1 says "RAM
parity error" and suggests hardware failure, yet this is the second
laptop (exact same model) that I've tried and the panic persists
(though I don't have pictures from the first laptop).  I am running
1.7.0-DEVELOPMENT from December 8, 2006.

There are other issues as well that may or may not be related.  I have
a USB ethernet adaptor (aue) that auto negotiates to 10baseT/UTP on
FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE to negotiates to 100baseTX.  The laptop has
hung several times.  Once with an out of memory error from aue0 while
cvs up'ing the pkgsrc tree.  I have not been able to get it to dump
core.  Also the aue adaptor is only recognized if it plugged in while
booting.  Plugging it in once the laptop is booted yields nothing.  

I am willing to help in any way necessary to further debug these

Joe Talbott

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