Bug?: (bge) BCM5787 makes 7.0/8-CURRENT completely unusable (Was:
Issue: bge still freezes RELENG_7 system on HP Compaq 6710b)
andrey.kosachenko at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 12:12:52 PST 2007
Good time of the day.
I'm not pleased to emphasize that BGE makes FreeBSD 7.0/8.0 systems
completely unusable on machines with BCM5787 (NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit
Install CD hangs as soon as it tries to load driver for Ethernet device
(tested on 7-CURRENT (snapshots 200708, 200709, 200710) 7-BETA1.5,
7-BETA2 and 8-CURRENT.
After looking through the lists I realized that earlier similar problem
connected with BCM5787 detection was exposed and a corresponding PR was
opened. I mean (kern/105005)
Those PR (kern/105005) was closed later. Nevertheless the root of the
problem is remained I suppose. Just an excerpt of reports:
7-current freeze on HP6710b with BroadCom (bge0) -
bge driver causes freeze -
kern/116328: [bge]: Solid hang with bge interface
Compaq HP 6710b freezes on 7-CURRENT-SNAP-200708 -
panic in 8-CURRENT / BGE hang -
Sad but true.
It is also noticeable that BGE handles BCM5787 in RELENG_6 properly and
there is no complains.
So I would like to know if there anyone who experiences the same
problems with BCM5787 and bge on non-HP machines? And should described
problem be considered as a bug with corresponding PR opening?
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