bge panic (Re: Not panic in nfsd (Re: panic in nfsd on 6.2-RC1))

Sven Willenberger sven at
Mon Jan 15 18:56:34 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-15 at 13:22 -0500, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 11:33:33AM -0500, Sven Willenberger wrote:
> > > This is indicating a problem either with your bge hardware or the driver.
> > > 
> > > Kris
> > 
> > I suspect the driver: This same hardware setup was being used as a
> > databse server with FreeBSD 5.4. I had been using the bge driver but set
> > at base100T without any issue at all. It was when I did a clean install
> > of 6.2-Prerelease and setting bge to use the full gigE speed (via
> > autonegotiate) that these issues cropped up.
> Be careful before you start blaming FreeBSD - since you did not test
> the failing hardware configuration in the older version of FreeBSD you
> cannot yet determine that it is a driver regression.
> Kris

I will freely admit that this may be circumstantial, that the hardware
failed at the same time I upgraded to the newer version of FreeBSD. It
could also be that there is an issue with the bge driver being used with
1000 (gigE) speeds instead of at fastE speeds as I used it with the 5.4
release (same hardware). Unfortunately, now that the fxp connection
seems stable (for the moment) I am going to take advantage of the uptime
and will have to leave troubleshooting/debugging/etc to what I have
provided in the other responses I have sent.

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