Da Rock wrote: > I feel like a real newbie asking this one, but the answer is still > eluding me :( > > I have a system where I'm separating my servers for distinction so I'm > running qemu. > > I have a bridge setup which works occasionally, but I need it to work > 100% of the time. I also need this to run at boot time, which is where > it seems to fall short (not to mention that on occasion even the re > driver fails to load- not sure if its hardware or software yet, but > appears to have no bearing on the bridge problem; I could still get an > ip address via dhcp when the bridge is not working). > > My loader.conf looks like this: > > snd_hda_load=YES > if_bridge_load=YES > if_tap_load=YES > > My rc.conf looks like this: > > cloned_interfaces="bridge0 tap0" > autobridge_interface="bridge0" > autbridge_bridge0="re0 tap0" > ifconfig_re0="up" > ifconfig_tap0="up" > ifconfig_bridge0="DHCP" > > If I tell re0 to use DHCP as well, I can access the host, but not the > guest. If I run qemu in a script, the guest cannot get a DHCP address. > > This seems to happen intermittently- one problem then the other. If the > bridge fails to get an ip from dhcp, I find re going down just after > bridge0 starts looking for an ip- re comes up again after that starts. > If bridge0 does get an ip, the tap0 will go down and qemu guest can't > get an ip. > > I feel like I'm going round in circles now. Using rc.conf nothing > appears to be happening in order- things seem to be going up and down > when they feel like instead of when they should. I need this to be > stable, not a "cross your fingers and toes, we're going in" scenario- > which is what bridging appears to be like at startup. Manually I can get > it working off the bat, but I'm trying to get this working within the > framework provided. > > For reference the sysctl.conf settings mentioned in some circles are > useless in 7.1- net.link.ether.bridge_cfg and > net.link.ether.bridge.enable aren't recognized.
Can you stabilize the bridge at boot, without any other software starting up? If not, does re0 get set up consistently with the same config with a basic setup? I had similar issues a while back (pre 7.1) in which sometimes 're' devices didn't start up at the proper speed/duplex. Every once in a while, it would show up at 10 or 100 half, when it should have been auto set at full 100 or 1000. If I forced proper speed/duplex, other outside programs began to work properly. However, I haven't witnessed those issues since 7.1 Steve _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"