[ipxe-devel] How to add a driver?

Christian Nilsson nikize at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 22:50:06 UTC 2017

14e4:16a7 is already included in the tg3 driver:
You could test building with make bin/ipxe.iso DEBUG=tg3:3,tg3_hw:3,tg3_phy:3
that will give you all the debug output that is possible, you might
want to just use DEBUG=tg3 at first and see if that gives you


On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 11:21 PM, Short, Kermit <kermit at lanl.gov> wrote:
> Greetings!
>   In regards to my earlier reply:
>    The Allied Telesis 2916SX card has a Broadcom controller on it, and uses Vender/Device ID of (14e4:16a7).  I note that this vendor/device pair is on the "Expected to Work" list and does call out the tg3 (Tigon3) Broadcom driver.
>    That said, when I try to boot a system using the stock iPXE boot ISO, I am unable to 'ifopen' the interface, and the system hangs in a Hard Freeze.  Any suggestions would be appreciated!
> Best regards,
> Kermit Short
> --
> ________________________________________
> From: Michael Brown <mcb30 at ipxe.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:41 AM
> To: Short, Kermit; ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org
> Subject: Re: [ipxe-devel] How to add a driver?
> On 06/02/17 16:13, Short, Kermit wrote:
>>     I'm looking for some help adding a driver to iPXE that will support
>> the Allied Telesis 2916SX Fiber NIC.  I've looked at FAQs but I don't
>> see any topics close to that.  Might anyone know where I can start?
> What are the PCI IDs for this NIC, and which driver does it use under Linux?
> Thanks,
> Michael
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