Broadcom NetXtreme bcm5720 in the 9.1 beta
hrs at FreeBSD.org
Thu Aug 2 01:50:30 UTC 2012
Sean Bruno <seanbru at yahoo-inc.com> wrote
in <1343243969.2727.2.camel at powernoodle.corp.yahoo.com>:
se> On Tue, 2012-07-24 at 18:46 -0700, Hiroki Sato wrote:
se> > Peter Feger <magickal1 at gmail.com> wrote
se> > in <CAD_3y4wAPp+8ZSveB6mbOF7M1Ne-zAvz4Uf=VV9quohUU23xHA at mail.gmail.com>:
se> > ma> I just got done installing FreeBSD-9.0 on a Dell R720. I can tell you
se> > ma> that none of the broadcom products will work. There is no driver that
se> > ma> I have been able to find. I wound up having to replace them with
se> > ma> Intel nics. I used the i350 quad-port 1G and the x520 for 10G Fiber.
se> > I recently bought a Dell R420 which had BCM 5720 as the LOM. The
se> > output of pciconf was the following:
se> > bge0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x020000 card=0x04f81028 chip=0x165f14e4 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
se> > vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
se> > device = 'NetXtreme BCM5720 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe'
se> > class = network
se> > subclass = ethernet
se> > On 9.1-PRERELEASE as of Jul 23, it was recognized but did not work
se> > properly first (the link-status went back and forth between up and
se> > down). However, after setting dev.bge.0.msi=0 it worked. I am not
se> > sure of whether it had decent communication speed or not, but I saw
se> > it worked with 50MB/s or so at least.
se> > IPMI over LAN did not work even if hw.bge.allow_asf was set to 1.
se> > -- Hiroki
se> For the r420/320 ... grab Pyun's latest updates and give it a whirl.
se> They seem to work for us at yahoo:
Thanks! I am testing his patches...
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