Dell PE 1950 bce NICs revisited
josh at tcbug.org
Sat Dec 2 07:50:55 PST 2006
On Wednesday 29 November 2006 11:33, Josh Paetzel wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 November 2006 10:43, Scott Long wrote:
> > Josh Paetzel wrote:
> > > I've been using 6.1-R on a PE1950 for some time now. The stock
> > > bce driver doesn't work at all. I dug up a driver off the web
> > > (0.9.6) that worked fine with my workload (basically all TCP)
> > > but in talking to Scott I discovered that UDP traffic was a
> > > problem for this driver. Some time ago I upgraded to the driver
> > > in -STABLE. This driver also appears to work fine, but about
> > > once a day I get the following:
> > >
> > > Nov 29 01:16:47 server2 kernel:
> > > bce1: /usr/src/sys/dev/bce/if_bce.c(5000): Watch
> > > dog timeout occurred, resetting!
> > > Nov 29 01:16:47 server2 kernel: bce1: link state changed to
> > > DOWN Nov 29 01:16:48 server2 kernel: bce1: link state changed
> > > to UP
> > >
> > > Pretty minor complaint, as it doesn't really affect the
> > > operation of the box, but I suppose it's a sign that there's
> > > still some work to be done.
> > >
> > > $FreeBSD: src/sys/dev/bce/if_bce.c,v 188.8.131.52 2006/10/24
> > >
> > > As I write this I see there has been some further work on the
> > > driver, so I think I'll upgrade it and see what happens.
> > It's possible that rev 184.108.40.206 will fix what you're seeing. If
> > not, then it might be the general issue with the watchdog
> > framework being unreliable that we addressed with the em driver.
> > If so, then it's mostly harmless.
> > Scott
> The string I pasted is what I was using. Rebuilt using:
> /repoman/r/ncvs/src/sys/dev/bce/if_bce.c,v 220.127.116.11.2.1
> this morning. I'll give it a few days and see how it's working. I
> think either way it's harmless. It happens about once a day, and
> strangely enough it's almost always in periods of very low load.
Well, since the upgrade the NIC hasn't reset, so I'd say we have a
winner. Thanks for all the work on this thing. :)
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