[sam@fqdn.net: bce0 watchdog timeout errors]

Sam Eaton sam at fqdn.net
Tue Aug 29 21:44:22 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 02:33:56PM -0700, David Christensen wrote:
> A change was recently added to bge (r1.140) to address some issues
> with locking in the driver when performing PHY accesses which was 
> also causing watchdog timeout errors.  I need to look at those
> changes and see if they are applicable to the bce driver as well, 
> though I've been having problems loading both bge and bce as
> modules on -CURRENT (causes a panic).  If I can get past the module
> problem I'll look at the bge change soon.

I did notice that commit, and wondered if it was related, but I don't
know how similar the bge and bce drivers are.  

I've been doing our testing on -STABLE, but the box exists purely to
verify FreeBSD compatibility on the new Dell 1950/2950s, so I'm happy to
test anything you'd like tested.

(in case anyone else is interested, -STABLE mostly seems to work ok on
the 1950, apart from the bce problems, and the virtual keyboard on the
DRAC remote access card not working once the kernel is loaded.)

Thanks very much for looking at this!

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