Summary: ifconfig: plumb: nxge0: Invalid argument

From: rmp dmd <>
Date: Tue Jan 15 2008 - 13:25:58 EST
Thanks for all reply especially Jeff Marble, Matther Taylor and Francisco

Here's the summary:

After the LAN cards were transferred and boot -r will update
/etc/path_to_install similar with this line:

"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0" 4 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1" 5 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,2" 6 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,3" 7 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@9/network@0" 0 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@9/network@0,1" 1 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@9/network@0,2" 2 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@9/network@0,3" 3 "nxge"

nxge4 and nxge7 can be configured for network use. But if you want to return
to nxge0 to nxge3, edit /etc/path_to_install with:

"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0" 0 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,1" 1 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,2" 2 "nxge"
"/pci@0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/pci@2/network@0,3" 3 "nxge"
then boot -r

# ifconfig nxge0 plumb, no more errors.

Many Thanks!

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From: rmp dmd <>
Date: Jan 10, 2008 9:33 AM
Subject: ifconfig: plumb: nxge0: Invalid argument


I transfered a Sun x8 Express Quad Gigabit Ethernet from one riser to
another on the same SunFire T5220. After that, I'm getting "ifconfig: plumb:
nxge0: Invalid argument".

Before I transferred, it was working and I thought it could be just
resetting the devices.  I tried reset-all on boot prompt but it doesn't

The driver is installed.
# modinfo | grep nxg
164 7bf70000  5cb68 148   1  nxge (Sun NIU 10Gb Ethernet 1.10)

No error on /var/adm/messages.

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