HP DL360-P4 slow network writes

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Wed Jun 1 00:37:19 PDT 2005

Hi Kent,

  I think it's the Broadcom<->switch connection.  You said you changed
switches - but I'm betting you just swapped in another Foundry.  We have
had trouble with the Broadcom gig E adapters under WinXP and certain
Try swapping in a 3com or some such.  And certainly also try the system
on a 100BaseT port as well.

  My guess is it's in how the Foundry is setting up the ethernet

  My other guess is that the system timing/BIOS setups are different.  I
yet seen the BIOS for a 360-G3 or G4 so I don't know that the settings
I'm thinking
of are even adjustable.  But, look for something to do with the PCI bus
I don't know what HP would name it.  Also, check the BIOS version on your
decent 360's and the newer ones and see if you can try flashing an old
one to the same
BIOS rev as a new one, then see if the old one gets slow.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kent Ketell [mailto:kketell at juniper.net]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:17 PM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt
>Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: HP DL360-P4 slow network writes
>On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 10:35:00PM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> Hey Kent,
>>   You need to remove Windows and install FreeBSD on those!
>>   Oh, your already running FreeBSD?  I didn't see a version or
>> dmesg output.....
>I have tried 4.10-RELEASE-p5 and 4.11-STABLE as of last week.
>The app I'm testing with is cvs, since that's what is impacting
>the guys the most.
>Traceroute also shows rediculous times:
>traceroute to ????????????????????? (, 64 hops
>max, 44 byte packets
> 1  ????????? (  7.025 ms  0.122 ms  0.212 ms
>That traceroute is out a gig port directly to a NetAPP across a
>Foundry Gig switch.  7.025 ms is not right.
>The following is from the 4.11-STABLE system
>Here is the dmesg.boot info:
>Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
>Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
>        The Regents of the University of California. All rights
>FreeBSD 4.11-STABLE #0: Fri May 27 09:18:57 PDT 2005
>    root at bbuild31.juniper.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/bbuild31
>Timecounter "i8254"  frequency 1193182 Hz
>CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.60GHz (3600.15-MHz 686-class CPU)
>  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0xf41  Stepping = 1
>  Hyperthreading: 2 logical CPUs
>real memory  = 2147430400 (2097100K bytes)
>avail memory = 2087751680 (2038820K bytes)
>Changing APIC ID for IO APIC #1 from 0 to 9 on chip
>Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #0
>IOAPIC #0 intpin 2 -> irq 0
>Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #1
>Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #2
>Programming 24 pins in IOAPIC #3
>FreeBSD/SMP: Multiprocessor motherboard: 4 CPUs
> cpu0 (BSP): apic id:  0, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
> cpu1 (AP):  apic id:  1, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
> cpu2 (AP):  apic id:  6, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
> cpu3 (AP):  apic id:  7, version: 0x00050014, at 0xfee00000
> io0 (APIC): apic id:  8, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec00000
> io1 (APIC): apic id:  9, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec10000
> io2 (APIC): apic id: 10, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec82000
> io3 (APIC): apic id: 11, version: 0x00178020, at 0xfec82400
>Preloaded elf kernel "kernel" at 0xc03b7000.
>Warning: Pentium 4 CPU: PSE disabled
>Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
>md0: Malloc disk
>npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
>npx0: INT 16 interface
>pcib0: <Host to PCI bridge> on motherboard
>IOAPIC #0 intpin 16 -> irq 2
>IOAPIC #0 intpin 18 -> irq 16
>pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
>pcib1: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=3595)> irq 2 at
>device 2.0 on pci0
>pci13: <PCI bus> on pcib1
>pcib2: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=3597)> irq 2 at
>device 4.0 on pci0
>pci6: <PCI bus> on pcib2
>pcib3: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=0329)> at device
>0.0 on pci6
>pci7: <PCI bus> on pcib3
>pcib4: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=032a)> at device
>0.2 on pci6
>pci10: <PCI bus> on pcib4
>pcib5: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=3599)> irq 2 at
>device 6.0 on pci0
>pci3: <PCI bus> on pcib5
>pcib6: <PCI to PCI bridge (vendor=8086 device=25ae)> at device
>28.0 on pci0
>IOAPIC #1 intpin 0 -> irq 17
>IOAPIC #1 intpin 1 -> irq 18
>IOAPIC #1 intpin 2 -> irq 19
>pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib6
>ciss0: <HP Smart Array 6i> port 0x4000-0x40ff mem
>0xfdf80000-0xfdfbffff,0xfdff0000-0xfdff1fff irq 17 at device 1.0 on pci2
>bge0: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev.
>0x2100> mem 0xfdf70000-0xfdf7ffff irq 18 at device 2.0 on pci2
>bge0: Ethernet address: 00:12:79:8f:1d:10
>miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
>brgphy0: <BCM5704 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus0
>brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX,
>1000baseTX, 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
>bge1: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev.
>0x2100> mem 0xfdf60000-0xfdf6ffff irq 19 at device 2.1 on pci2
>bge1: Ethernet address: 00:12:79:8f:1d:0f
>miibus1: <MII bus> on bge1
>brgphy1: <BCM5704 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus1
>brgphy1:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX,
>1000baseTX, 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
>pcib7: <Intel 82801BA/BAM (ICH2) Hub to PCI bridge> at device
>30.0 on pci0
>IOAPIC #0 intpin 21 -> irq 20
>IOAPIC #0 intpin 22 -> irq 21
>pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib7
>pci1: <ATI Mach64-GR graphics accelerator> at 3.0
>pci1: <unknown card> (vendor=0x0e11, dev=0xb203) at 4.0 irq 20
>pci1: <unknown card> (vendor=0x0e11, dev=0xb204) at 4.2 irq 21
>isab0: <PCI to ISA bridge (vendor=8086 device=25a1)> at device
>31.0 on pci0
>isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
>atapci0: <Intel 6300ESB ATA100 controller> port
>0x500-0x50f,0x374-0x377,0x170-0x177,0x3f4-0x3f7,0x1f0-0x1f7 irq
>16 at devic
>e 31.1 on pci0
>ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
>ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
>orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem
>0xc0000-0xc7fff,0xc8000-0xcbfff,0xee000-0xeffff on isa0
>pmtimer0 on isa0
>fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irq 6 drq
>2 on isa0
>fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
>fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
>atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
>atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
>kbd0 at atkbd0
>psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
>psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4
>vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem
>0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
>sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
>sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x100>
>sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
>sio0: type 16550A, console
>APIC_IO: Testing 8254 interrupt delivery
>APIC_IO: routing 8254 via IOAPIC #0 intpin 2
>SMP: AP CPU #1 Launched!
>SMP: AP CPU #2 Launched!
>acd0: CDROM <CRN-8245B> at ata0-master PIO4
>SMP: AP CPU #3 Launched!
>Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a
>da0 at ciss0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
>da0: <COMPAQ RAID 1  VOLUME OK> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device
>da0: 135.168MB/s transfers
>da0: 34727MB (71122560 512 byte sectors: 255H 32S/T 8716C)

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