FreeBSD boots too fast on Dell PE850
pyunyh at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 09:19:28 UTC 2006
On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 09:16:43PM -0500, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Aug 17), Alan Amesbury said:
> > OK, booting *too* quickly is a somewhat unusual problem..... I have
> > FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p3 running on a Dell PowerEdge 850. For some
> > reason, in the PowerEdge 850 Dell chose to replace the perfectly
> > adequate em(4) adapters found on the PE750 with bge(4) hardware.
> > FreeBSD identifies these adapters as BCM5750A1, but Dell says they're
> > actually Broadcom 5721J adapters instead. See
> > http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/850_specs.pdf
> > for details. The switch to which the host is connected is a Cisco
> > Catalyst 3750. How this relates to FreeBSD, however.....
> Have you enabled portfast on the Cisco?
> Another thing to check is whether you have alias IPs. I believe the
> bge driver has to reset the card every time you add or remove an IP.
> I know the ti driver (whose chipset the broadcom chips are based on)
> had that problem.
If there is a way to program multicasting filters correctly
without resettting the hardware there is no need to reset hardware
and it could be easily implemented in ether_ioctl().
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