Still have BCE driver issues (dell pe 1950) and NFS

Scott Long scottl at
Tue Nov 7 01:58:16 UTC 2006

Olivier Mueller wrote:
> Le 7 nov. 06 à 01:15, Scott Long a écrit :
>> Olivier Mueller wrote:
>>> NFS Server: dell poweredge 1950, with the version of if_bce.c:
>>> bce0: <Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B1), v0.9.6> mem
>>> - Start a directory listing on it:  immediate (network) crash of the NFS
>>>   server.   (reproduced 3 times)
>> Do the following, then retry your test:
>> ifconfig bce0 -txcsum
> Oh, this way it looks much better, thanks.  Directory listing was fine,
> and copying files during 2-3 minutes over NFS worked as well. More
> tests will follow tomorrow.
> Next step? :-)  Should I put that command somewhere in my init
> scripts, or even directly in rc.conf, or wait for a new if_bce0.c
> version?  I am available for any other PE1950-related tests if this
> may help.
> Regards,
> Olivier

Change /sys/dev/bce/if_bcereg.h so that BCE_IF_HWASSIST is defined to 0.
Then recompile.


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