designing new freebsd server for amd64 arch

Ken Gunderson kgunders at
Tue Apr 19 13:30:15 PDT 2005

On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:05:07 -0400
Vivek Khera <vivek at> wrote:

> On Apr 19, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Tom Shafron wrote:
> > I haven't experienced problems with the onboard bge
> > NICs on my Tyan 2882... but now you have me nervous...
> > do you have a link to people discussing the issues
> > that I can check out?
> >
> See the thread "Tyan k8sr lockups" on this very list from earlier this 
> month.  You have to be doing *very* heavy network + very heavy disk i/o 
> at the same time to cause instability.  once I replaced it with an 
> intel NIC it has been 100% stable (going on 2 weeks now and ever 
> increasing load)

Vivek, could you provide a quick recap?  I can't recall if this was a
FBSD driver issue or a HW issue w/Tyan?  In either case, I assume
time should result in a fix?

The K8S Pro has a 3rd LAN- good old 10/100.  Does anyone know if it's
using the same or different driver?  My guess would be that it's
different and hence should work.  If so, a bit of patience should
remove immediate need for Intel nics.


Best regards,

Ken Gunderson
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