This is continuation from FreeNas: Realtek 8111F and re0: Watchdog Timeout Error
Last solution was only for FreeNas 9.1 which is now a bit outdated.
Below I will show you how to fix the issue (by compiling your own drivers that are dedicated for your os version):
# I prefer making this inside jail so there is no extra leftovers # so I created jail named 'test' which is my jail number 1 jls jailme 1 /bin/csh curl -o /tmp/rtlv194.01.tgz http://12244.wpc.azureedge.net/8012244/drivers/rtdrivers/cn/nic/0007-rtl_bsd_drv_v194.01.tgz tar -xf /tmp/rtlv194.01.tgz -C /tmp/ cp /tmp/rtl_bsd_drv_v194.01/if_re* /usr/src/sys/dev/re/ cp /tmp/rtl_bsd_drv_v194.01/Makefile /usr/src/sys/modules/re/ cd /usr/src/sys/modules/re/ make cp /usr/src/sys/modules/re/if_re.ko /if_re_194.ko exit cp /mnt/***/jails/test/if_re_194.ko /boot/kernel/if_re.ko # Enable with the FreeNAS GUI in System/Tunables. Variable if_re_load, Value YES, Type loader, Enabled true # reboot
In case the official link to tgz is down, here is mirror I made: 007-rtl_bsd_drv_v194.01.tgz
8 thoughts on “FreeNas: Realtek 8111F and “re0: Watchdog Timeout Error” – universal solution”
Had the same nasty re0: watchdog timeout error
Thanks for the solution.. Tried it with FreeNas 11.1-U5 and worked like a charm.
Thanks for that!
Your welcome. Sadly in the long run there will need to be some rewriting for re driver, but with current flow the fastest solution is buying recommended NIC adapter anyway.
I can’t download the 007-rtl_bsd_drv_v194.01.tgz. Can someone re-upload it?
There is even higher version driver on realtek page: http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#2
also I updated link in this post, you can now download it
This path is not avalible on my FreeNAS(BSD) 11.3
Pre-Compiled easy-to-use guide: