[RHEL5] Ethtool showing AUI or TP for SPF+ module (be2net driver)

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  • Ethtool showing AUI or TP for spf+
  • It is reported that ethtool is reporting wrong media. It has the same driver and same NIC but reporting different supported ports on two ethernet interfaces. Following are the details about the Cu setup:
# modinfo be2net  
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.18-194.el5/kernel/drivers/net/benet/be2net.ko
license:        GPL
author:         ServerEngines Corporation
description:    ServerEngines BladeEngine 10Gbps NIC Driver 2.102.115r
version:        2.102.115r
srcversion:     E28F95B2D9799F25D0CE3F4
alias:          pci:v000019A2d00000710sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000019A2d00000700sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000019A2d00000221sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000019A2d00000211sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
depends:        8021q
vermagic:       2.6.18-194.el5 SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
parm:           rx_frag_size:Size of a fragment that holds rcvd data. (uint)
parm:           lro:Obsolete, only for backward compatibility. Don't use. (uint)
module_sig:     883f3504ba0378378ccfeaa942826a112eda30a0986a240d2e28572f4c8eaefe794c8b37280196c0a0909451132e734bb4eaac9f2415a3f3eb1f21170
  • Ethtool reports an SFP+ optical connection as either AUI or TP
Settings for eth0:
    Supported ports: [ AUI ]
    Supported link modes:   10000baseT/Full 
    Supports auto-negotiation: No
    Advertised link modes:  Not reported
    Advertised auto-negotiation: No
    Speed: 1000Mb/s
    Duplex: Full
    Port: AUI
    PHYAD: 0
    Transceiver: internal
    Auto-negotiation: off
    Supports Wake-on: g
    Wake-on: d
    Link detected: yes


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Vesion 5.5 or older
  • ServerEngines Corp. Emulex OneConnect 10Gb NIC (be3) (rev 01)

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