--On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 14:32:30 -0500 Mel Flynn <mel.flynn+fbsd.questi...@mailing.thruhere.net> wrote:

On Tuesday 26 May 2009 02:08:38 Paul Schmehl wrote:
--On May 25, 2009 4:02:57 PM -0700 Carlos Pardo <cpa...@fastsoft.com>

> We are back porting the bce driver from 8.0 to 7.0. We are still missing
> some changes since cold boots work but rebooting (warm booting) fails!
> The error is:
> bce0: ../../../dev/bce/if_bce.c(1386); Unable to write CTX memory:
> cid_addr = 0x00000000, offset = 0x00000000!
> files back ported:
> bce/if_bce.h
> bce/if_bcefw.h
> bce/if_bvereg.h
> mii/brgphy.c
> mii/brgphyreg.h

Why would you need to do that?  There is a bce driver in the 7.x OS

Cause it's unstable? Search these or many other archives. The short answer:
under IO load the card drops net link or panics kernel.

I have not experienced that.

# uname -a
FreeBSD mail.stovebolt.com 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #3: Wed Jul 2 18:44:10 CDT 2008 r...@www2.stovebolt.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
# ifconfig bce0
bce0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500

       ether 00:13:72:fb:2a:ad
       inet netmask 0xffffe000 broadcast
       inet netmask 0xffffffff broadcast
       media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
       status: active

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