bce watchdog timeout occurred, resetting

John Fitzgerald jjfitzgerald at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 03:59:00 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 2:56 PM, John Fitzgerald <jjfitzgerald at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a pretty busy firewall / gateway that's running two Broadcom
> NetXtreme II cards on full-duplex GigE ports. The internal interface
> is autoselect (negotiate) and the external is hard-coded GigE. Every
> so often the hard-coded interface dies and the system logs (like
> today) show this:
> Nov  3 14:39:20 myserver kernel: bce0:
> /usr/src/sys/dev/bce/if_bce.c(5002): Watchdog timeout occurred,
> resetting!
> Nov  3 14:39:20 myserver kernel: bce0: link state changed to DOWN
> Nov  3 14:39:23 myserver kernel: bce0: link state changed to UP
> Searching around, the only thing I can spot is this, from the bce man page:
> bce%d: Watchdog timeout occurred, resetting! The device has stopped
> responding to the network, there is a problem with the cable
> connection, or a driver logic problem has occurred.
> I'm afraid it's the driver logic problem, but I don't know where to go
> from here. Any ideas? I'm using 6.2-RELEASE.
> Thanks,
> JJ

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