Bug 177571

Summary: [ixgbe] Cannot select media type.
Product: Base System Reporter: Marcelo Araujo <araujo>
Component: kernAssignee: jfv
Status: Closed FIXED    
Severity: Affects Only Me CC: sbruno
Priority: Normal Keywords: IntelNetworking
Version: 9.1-RELEASE   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   
Description Flags
ixgbe-r266110.diff none

Description Marcelo Araujo freebsd_committer 2013-04-02 04:00:00 UTC
If you try to change the media type of interfaces ixgbe, it shows that can support only "auto" media type.

[root@ ~]# ifconfig -m ix1 | grep media
	media: Ethernet autoselect (1000baseSX <full-duplex>)
	supported media:
		media autoselect
		media 10Gbase-T

root@ ~]# ifconfig ix1 | grep media
	media: Ethernet autoselect

Now I'm gonna try to set 10Gbase-T:
[root@ ~]# ifconfig ix1 media 10Gbase-T
ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA (media): Invalid argument

On my console it appears:
ix1: Only auto media type

I have a switch 10G with this interface.

How-To-Repeat: Just try to set 10GBase-T on this interface.
Comment 1 Marcelo Araujo freebsd_committer 2013-04-02 04:04:10 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->jfv

Over to maintainer.....The Intel guy!
Comment 2 Sean Bruno freebsd_committer 2015-07-01 14:36:28 UTC
Since ixgbe(4) was seperated and changed in head, its a bit tricky to see if this applies.  Reading sys/dev/ixgbe/if_ix.c::ixgbe_media_change() seems to indicate that this is fixed now:

        ** We don't actually need to check against the supported
        ** media types of the adapter; ifmedia will take care of
        ** that for us.
        switch (IFM_SUBTYPE(ifm->ifm_media)) {
                case IFM_AUTO:
                case IFM_10G_T:
                        speed |= IXGBE_LINK_SPEED_100_FULL;
                case IFM_10G_LRM: