New bxe(4) Driver for Broadcom BCM57710 & BCM57711 Devices

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Mon Sep 12 21:15:14 UTC 2011

David Christensen wrote this message on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 17:20 -0700:
> A number of people have asked about a FreeBSD driver for
> the Broadcom 10GbE devices (BCM57710 and BCM57711).  I
> just submitted the initial release of the bxe(4) driver
> to -HEAD today so please test and provide your feedback.

Thanks for the drivers, but at work we have some issues w/ the driver
on an HP Blade.  We could do some basic pings, but when trying to
pass DNS traffic, it failed.  Turning off both rxcsum and txcsum made
the driver work.  If I only turned one or the other off, DNS traffic
would still not work.

This is with 9.0-BETA2.

The device:
bxe0 at pci0:2:0:0:        class=0x020000 card=0x7058103c chip=0x165014e4 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Broadcom Corporation'
    device     = 'NetXtreme II BCM57711E 10-Gigabit PCIe'
    class      = network
    subclass   = ethernet

Do you need anything else to help diagnose the issue?

Thanks for the help and the driver!

  John-Mark Gurney				Voice: +1 415 225 5579

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