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hy(4) [bsd man page]

HY(4)							     Kernel Interfaces Manual							     HY(4)

hy - Network Systems Hyperchannel interface SYNOPSIS
/sys/conf/SYSTEM: NHY hy_controllers # Hyperchannel DESCRIPTION
The hy interface provides access to a Network Systems Corporation Hyperchannel Adapter. The network to which the interface is attached is specified at boot time with an SIOCSIFADDR ioctl. The host's address is discovered by reading the adapter status register. The interface will not transmit or receive packets until the network number is known. DIAGNOSTICS
hy%d: unit number 0x%x port %d type %x microcode level 0x%x. Identifies the device during autoconfiguration. hy%d: can't handle af%d. The interface was handed a message with addresses formatted in an unsuitable address family; the packet was dropped. hy%d: can't initialize. The interface was unable to allocate UNIBUS resources. This is usually due to having too many network devices on an 11/750 where there are only 3 buffered data paths. hy%d: NEX - Non Existent Memory. Non existent memory error returned from hardware. hy%d: BAR overflow. Bus address register overflow error returned from hardware. hy%d: Power Off bit set, trying to reset. Adapter has lost power, driver will reset the bit and see if power is still out in the adapter. hy%d: Power Off Error, network shutdown. Power was really off in the adapter, network connections are dropped. Software does not shut down the network unless power has been off for a while. hy%d: RECVD MP > MPSIZE (%d). A message proper was received that is too big. Probable a driver bug. Shouldn't happen. hy%d: xmit error - len > hy_olen [%d > %d]. Probable driver error. Shouldn't happen. hy%d: DRIVER BUG - INVALID STATE %d. The driver state machine reached a non-existent state. Definite driver bug. hy%d: watchdog timer expired. A command in the adapter has taken too long to complete. Driver will abort and retry the command. hy%d: adapter power restored. Software was able to reset the power off bit, indicating that the power has been restored. SEE ALSO
intro(4N), inet(4F) BUGS
If the adapter does not respond to the status command issued during autoconfigure, the adapter is assumed down. A reboot is required to recognize it. The adapter power fail interrupt seems to occur sporadically when power has, in fact, not failed. The driver will believe that power has failed only if it can not reset the power fail latch after a ``reasonable'' time interval. These seem to appear about 2-4 times a day on some machines. There seems to be no correlation with adapter rev level, number of ports used etc. and whether a machine will get these ``bogus powerfails''. They don't seem to cause any real problems so they have been ignored. 3rd Berkeley Distribution August 20, 1987 HY(4)

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xna(4)							     Kernel Interfaces Manual							    xna(4)

       xna - DEBNI and DEMNA Ethernet interfaces

       device xna0 at vaxbi? node? vector xnaintr (DEBNI)
       device xna0 at xmi? node? vector xnaintr (DEMNA)

       The  driver provides access to a 10 Mbytes Ethernet network through the DEBNI and DEMNA adapters.  The DEBNI is an Ethernet to BI bus.  The
       DEMNA is an Ethernet to XMI adapter.

       The host's Internet address is specified at boot time with an SIOCSIFADDR ioctl.  The driver employs the Address  Resolution  Protocol,	as
       described in to map dynamically between Internet and Ethernet addresses on the local network.

       The  driver normally tries to use a trailer encapsulation to minimize copying data on input and output.	This can be disabled for an inter-
       face by setting the IFF_NOTRAILERS flag with an SIOCSIFFLAGS ioctl.  Trailers are used only for packets destined for Internet hosts.

       The SIOCSPHYSADDR ioctl can be used to change the physical address of the adapter and SIOCRPHYSADDR  can  be  used  to  read  its  physical
       address.   SIOCADDMULTI	and  SIOCDELMULTI can be used to add or delete multicast addresses.  The driver supports a maximum of 12 multicast
       addresses. The argument to the latter ioctls is a pointer to an ``ifreq'' structure found in

       SIOCRDCTRS and SIOCRDZCTRS ioctls can be used to read or read and clear network counters. The argument  to  the	latter	two  ioctls  is  a
       pointer to a counter structure ``ctrreq'' found in

       The ioctls SIOCENABLBACK and SIOCDISABLBACK can be used to enable and disable the interface loopback mode.

       The PUP protocol family is not supported.

       xna%d: port self-test failed:<register list>
       Adapter did not pass the power-up self-test during autoconfiguration time. The port attachment fails.

       xna%d: couldn't allocate...
       The driver was unable to allocate memory for adapter data structures.  The port attachment fails.

       xna%d: port probe failed:<register list>
       The driver was unable to bring the adapter into the initialized state.  The port attachment fails.

       xna%d: port init failed:<register list>
       The driver failed to prepare the adapter for runtime use.

       xna%d: port state changed, resetting:<register list>
       The adapter issued a port state change interrupt. The port state is reset.

       xna%d: port reset failed
       The driver was unable to bring the adapter into the initialized state during a port reset.

       xna%d: command failed, error code:<error code>
       The adapter port command failed. The error code gives reason for failure.

       xna%d: couldn't handle af%d
       A packet with an undefined protocol type has been sent to the adapter.

       xna%d: addmulti failed, multicast list full
       Too many multicast requests have been made.

See Also
       arp(4p), inet(4f), intro(4n)


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