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NAME

cdce - "USB Communication Device Class Ethernet driver"

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Hardware
Diagnostics
See Also
History
Authors
Caveats

SYNOPSIS

To compile support for the cdce driver into your kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:


.Cd "device uhci"


.Cd "device ohci"


.Cd "device usb"


.Cd "device cdce"

Alternatively, to load the cdce driver at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):
if_cdce_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The cdce driver provides support for USB Host-to-Host (aka USB-to-USB) and USB-to-Ethernet bridges based on the USB Communication Device Class (CDC) and Ethernet subclass.

The USB bridge appears as a regular network interface on both sides, transporting Ethernet frames.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

USB 1.x bridges support speeds of up to 12Mbps, and USB 2.0 speeds of up to 480Mbps.

Packets are received and transmitted over separate USB bulk transfer endpoints.

The cdce driver does not support different media types or options.

HARDWARE

The following devices are supported by the cdce driver:

  • Prolific PL-2501 Host-to-Host Bridge Controller
  • Sharp Zaurus PDA
  • Terayon TJ-715 DOCSIS Cable Modem

DIAGNOSTICS

"cdce%d: no union descriptor" The driver could not fetch an interface descriptor from the USB device. For a manually added USB vendor/product, the CDCE_NO_UNION flag can be tried to work around the missing descriptor.
"cdce%d: no data interface"
"cdce%d: could not read endpoint descriptor"
"cdce%d: unexpected endpoint"
"cdce%d: could not find data bulk in/out"
For a manually added USB vendor/product, these errors indicate that the bridge is not compatible with the driver.
"cdce%d: watchdog timeout" A packet was queued for transmission and a transmit command was issued, however the device failed to acknowledge the transmission before a timeout expired.
"cdce%d: no memory for rx list -- packet dropped!" Memory allocation through MGETHDR or MCLGET failed, the system is running low on mbufs.
"cdce%d: abort/close rx/tx pipe failed"
"cdce%d: rx/tx list init failed"
"cdce%d: open rx/tx pipe failed"
"cdce%d: usb error on rx/tx"

SEE ALSO

arp(4), intro(4), netintro(4), usb(4), ifconfig(8)
.Rs "Universal Serial Bus Class Definitions for Communication Devices"
.Re
.Rs "Data sheet Prolific PL-2501 Host-to-Host Bridge/Network Controller"
.Re

HISTORY

AUTHORS

aue(4)

CAVEATS


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