Broadcom BCM5703X causing reboot? 4.8-RC2

Oliver Fromme olli at
Sat Mar 29 04:20:12 PST 2003

Jeff Behl <jeff at> wrote:
 > FreeBSD blade7-bc2.sjc 4.8-RC2 FreeBSD 4.8-RC2 #1: Wed Mar 26 20:17:42
 > GMT 2003
 > i've had two reboots in the last 30 mins on a fairly heavly loaded web
 > server (apache).  the following immediately precedes both reboots (no
 > more messages after this):
 > [...]
 > any ideas or help?  these are the first blades we've put into production
 > (IBM bladecenter)...which isn't boding well at all for using the
 > remaining 14 blades.  the machines are only pumping out around 9Mb/s.

I'm sorry, but I have to say that we seem to be suffering
from the very same problem.  :-(

We have a bunch of Compaq DL360G2 (about 20 of them) at a
customer of ours, each of them has two Broadcom gigabit
interfaces (bge0 and bge1).  There are spontaneous reboots
when a machine is under high network load.  It seems to
happen under 4.7-Release as well.

This is a pretty critical issue for us, because we cannot
easily replace those machines, nor can we plug in other
gigabit cards (those are 1U servers and we need the two
on-board interfaces).  The consequence would be that the
OS might have to be changed, since we haven't experienced
any reboots under Linux on a test machine so far.  :-(

Any help is greatly appreciated.  I'm willing to assist in
whatever way necessary to resolve this issue.


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