Interface resets with broadcom bcm5785 on freebsd 8.1-RELEASE/amd64
tom at linden.at
Fri Mar 4 18:20:54 UTC 2011
I'm having lots of problems with my bge interface. A couple of times per
day the interface is being resettet by the kernel for some unknown
In syslog it looks like this:
Mar 4 10:52:08 p3 kernel: bge0: watchdog timeout -- resetting
Mar 4 10:52:08 p3 kernel: bge0: link state chaned to DOWN
Mar 4 10:52:10 p3 kernel: bge0: link state changed to UP
Mar 4 11:41:08 p3 kernel: bge0: watchdog timeout -- resetting
Mar 4 11:41:08 p3 kernel: bge0: link state changed to DOWN
Mar 4 11:41:10 p3 kernel: bge0: link state changed to UP
Mar 4 11:59:51 p3 kernel: bge0: watchdog timeout -- resetting
Mar 4 11:59:51 p3 kernel: bge0: link state changed to DOWN
Mar 4 11:59:53 p3 kernel: bge0: link state changed to UP
The card works otherwise.
pciconf -l -bcv:
bge0 at pci0:5:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x11291734 chip=0x169b14e4 rev=0x02 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'NetLink BCM5787 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe'
class = network
subclass = ethernet
bar  = type Memory, range 64, base 0xddef0000, size 65536, enabled
cap 01 = powerspec 3 supports D0 D3 current D0
cap 03 = VPD
cap 09 = vendor (length 120)
cap 05[e8] = MSI supports 1 message, 64 bit enabled with 1 message
cap 10[d0] = PCI-Express 1 endpoint max data 128(128) link x1(x1)
bge0: <Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet Controller, ASIC rev. 0x00b002> mem 0xddef0000-0xddefffff irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci5
miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5787 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> PHY 1 on miibus0
bge0: Ethernet address: 00:19:99:7c:69:84
FreeBSD p3 8.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0: Mon Jul 19 02:36:49 UTC 2010 root at mason.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64
This runs on a rented server. The provider said tey cannot change the
network card (they could only change the mainboard, but it would have
the very same chip installed). I can't change the provider as well,
because the contract runs for twelve months.
So - I'd really need some help with this issue.
Thanks in advance,
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