6.1-RC bge RX CPU self-diagnostic failed

Robert Wojciechowski robertw at ssginnovations.com
Wed May 3 17:51:07 UTC 2006

This is for the archives: problem was identified as a bad
motherboard/onboard NIC and has been replaced (thanks Silicon
Mechanics!). Everything is going smoothly now!

-- Robert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> stable at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Robert Wojciechowski
> Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:32 AM
> To: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> Subject: 6.1-RC bge RX CPU self-diagnostic failed
> I'm running into a problem with some new dual Opteron servers we just
> received yesterday on 6.1-STABLE (-RC now I suppose) amd64 updated as
> today. When booting, it sometimes fails to initialize the onboard
> Broadcom gigabit Ethernet:
> bge0: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x2100> mem
> 0xfc9f0000-0xfc9fffff irq 26 at device 5.0 on pci2
> bge0: firmware handshake timed out
> bge0: RX CPU self-diagnostics failed!
> bge0: chip initialization failed
> device_attach: bge0 attach returned 6
> bge1: <Broadcom BCM5704C Dual Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x2100> mem
> 0xfc9e0000-0xfc9effff irq 27 at device 5.1 on pci2
> bge1: firmware handshake timed out
> bge1: RX CPU self-diagnostics failed!
> bge1: chip initialization failed
> device_attach: bge1 attach returned 6
> Rebooting until the card is initialized seems to allow me to use those
> interfaces.
> I have 2 other servers with identical BCM5704C chips running on dual
> Opterons on 6.1-STABLE amd64 and they seem to work fine on those. I
> two of these new servers but have only seen this problem on one of
> today. I'm trying to duplicate it on both boxes as we speak.
> Any ideas on what I can do? Thanks!
> -- Robert

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