Problems with BCE network adapter (Dell PE2950)
davidch at broadcom.com
Thu Jun 28 23:36:54 UTC 2007
> > Sorry for the top post, but I have just managed to repeat is
> > exact crash
> > twice on a new PE 1950 system. I have core files available.
> > It seems that after a couple of reboots the problem goes away. The
> > system actually crashed 4 times but 2 of the cores where corrupt.
> > It also seems that the system will be stable if the following
> > message is
> > not produced shortly after /etc/rc.d/netif start:
> > bce0: /usr/src/sys/dev/bce/if_bce.c(3489): Too many free
> > rx_bd (0xFFF9 >
> > 0x01FE)!
> The error indicates that too many receive buffer descriptors
> were freed from the receive chain. The driver must be losing
> count somewhere. The process for duplicating the error sounds
> simple enough, how much data is in your NFS mounted directory?
> Are you using TCP or UDP for the NFS mount?
> Any idea what type of network activity is happening just after
> /etc/rc.d/netif start (DHCP, NTP, anything else)?
One other thing, are you using jumbo frames? What's your MTU setting?
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