When will the new BCE driver in HEAD be incorporated into RELENG_6?

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed Oct 18 17:52:59 UTC 2006

On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 06:15:14PM +0100, Jason Thomson wrote:
> Scott Long wrote:
> > Conrad Burger wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> It looks like there is a "new"  version of the bce driver in HEAD.
> >> When will it be incorporated into  Releng_6?
> >
> >
> > It will be merged when someone, preferably 2-3 people, tell me that
> > the changes in HEAD work for them.  So far, no one has.
> >
> > Scott
> > _______________________________________________
> Using the driver from HEAD* in the latest RELENG_6 didn't fix our
> problems.
> We could still trigger the Watchdog timeout when copying a local file to
> an NFS mounted filesystem (UDP mount, GigE speeds).
> It was also possible to trigger this bug with multiple simultaneous TCP
> streams,  but that took a little longer.
> Copying a local file to an NFS/UDP filesystem would trigger the bug in a
> few seconds.
> If there's anything we can do to help debug this,  please let us know.

Per my previous mails, the (known) bce watchdogs are symptoms of
driver bugs which can be usefully converted into panics by enabling
INVARIANTS and INVARIANT_SUPPORT.  Please do so, then report what

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