Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet Dell 610 and Dell 710 servers

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Wed May 27 21:16:31 UTC 2009


--On Wednesday, May 27, 2009 14:32:30 -0500 Mel Flynn 
<mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at mailing.thruhere.net> wrote:

>
> On Tuesday 26 May 2009 02:08:38 Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> --On May 25, 2009 4:02:57 PM -0700 Carlos Pardo <cpardo at fastsoft.com>
>>
>> wrote:
>> > We are back porting the bce driver from 8.0 to 7.0. We are still missing
>> > some changes since cold boots work but rebooting (warm booting) fails!
>> >
>> > The error is:
>> >
>> > bce0: ../../../dev/bce/if_bce.c(1386); Unable to write CTX memory:
>> > cid_addr = 0x00000000, offset = 0x00000000!
>> >
>> > files back ported:
>> >
>> > bce/if_bce.h
>> > bce/if_bcefw.h
>> > bce/if_bvereg.h
>> > mii/brgphy.c
>> > mii/brgphyreg.h
>>
>> Why would you need to do that?  There is a bce driver in the 7.x OS
>> already.
>
> Cause it's unstable? Search these or many other archives. The short answer:
> under IO load the card drops net link or panics kernel.
> --

I have not experienced that.

# uname -a
FreeBSD mail.stovebolt.com 7.0-STABLE FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE #3: Wed Jul  2 
18:44:10 CDT 2008     root at www2.stovebolt.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
# ifconfig bce0
bce0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
 
options=1bb<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,JUMBO_MTU,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4>
        ether 00:13:72:fb:2a:ad
        inet 66.221.101.249 netmask 0xffffe000 broadcast 66.221.127.255
        inet 66.221.101.251 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 66.221.101.251
        media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>)
        status: active

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