bge ethernet (was: Re: HP ProLiant DL165 G5 )

Dieter freebsd at
Mon Nov 17 21:35:23 PST 2008

> >I find that the BGE ethernet driver fails under prolonged use.
> >Seems to me that the BGE driver hasn't been all that reliable
> >for as many years as I've used it.
> I've had problems in the past with BGE NICs in HP Proliant servers.
> I've had absolutely no problems with the BGE NICs in a Sun v20Z,
> various Dell boxes and my laptop - and the z20Z is handling quite a
> bit of traffic.

The bge driver handles several chips.  Perhaps some work better than
others.  I have

bge0: <Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller, ASIC rev. 0x4101>

which had problems with 6.0, but works fine with 6.2 and 7.0.

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