[ipxe-devel] Support for 10G to 1G auto negotiation in ixgbe

Arun SAG sagarun at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 22:17:21 UTC 2018

We have a 10G nic attached to a 1G link, IPXE seems to be having
"Network unreachable" issues when that happens. The NIC uses ixgbe
driver. Searching through github it seems like someone made a "pull
request" to fix this issue https://github.com/ipxe/ipxe/pull/56/files
Is this something that can be merged? Thank you.

iPXE> ifstat
net0: a0:36:9f:5e:e8:52 using 82599-sfp on 0000:5e:00.0 (closed)
  [Link:down, TX:0 TXE:1 RX:0 RXE:0]
  [Link status: Down (http://ipxe.org/38086101)]
  [TXE: 1 x "Network unreachable (http://ipxe.org/28086011)"]
iPXE> ifconf
Waiting for link-up on net0................. Down (http://ipxe.org/38086101)

Arun S A G

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