Any recommendations for a 10G NIC from Broadcom
jhb at freebsd.org
Wed Jan 4 13:14:09 UTC 2012
On Wednesday, January 04, 2012 4:31:00 am Damien Fleuriot wrote:
> On 1/4/12 6:10 AM, Vijay Singh wrote:
> > Hi. I would like to try out a 10G NIC from Broadcom. The BCM5716 seems
> > promising. I am looking for features such as multi-queue, MSI-X, TSO
> > etc. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
> Now, I'm going to offer you an indirect response.
> Jack Vogel, who works at Intel, writes and maintains the code for most
> (all?) the Intel NICs on FreeBSD.
> If I had to make a choice between Broadcom and Intel, I'd go with Intel
> for this very reason.
OTOH, Broadcom also has a commiter on staff who helps to maintain FreeBSD
drivers (David Christensen - davidch@). There is a bxe(4) driver in 9.0
and later (albeit missing a manpage) which supports some Broadcom 10G NICs:
BCM57710, BCM57711, and BCM57711E.
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