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

Fredrik Widlund fredrik.widlund at
Tue Nov 7 09:30:57 UTC 2006


Will a fix/this fix be part of the 6.2 Release? We will be relying
heavily on fbsd6.2 and pe1950 and are worried about the BCE stability?

Kind regards,
Fredrik Widlund

Scott Long wrote:
> 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.
> Scott
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