Intermittent network issues with Freebsd 6.2
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Wed Feb 28 22:51:11 UTC 2007
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 03:55:21PM -0600, Greg Barniskis wrote:
> On our Dell PE2950 units, we had to do the same thing (disable and
> replace the Broadcom interfaces), and that was running Windows
> Server 2k3. The problem really seems to be flakiness of the chips or
> firmware, not necessarily flakiness in the drivers for FreeBSD.
> Maybe it's both, I don't know.
> My point is that Broadcom cards have had some serious problems on
> other platforms too, and not just recently. Other NIC brands have
> never given us nearly as much trouble.
Sounds like I'm going to have to purchase a dual NIC card and install
it in our server, then disable the onboard Broadcom NICs.
Amusingly, I'll point out that on all newer Supermicro boards (Intel
chipset-based), Supermicro is using Intel NICs and PHYs, and no longer
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