FreeBSD 9.1 stability/robustness?

Rainer Duffner rainer at
Fri Nov 2 19:16:09 UTC 2012

Am Fri, 2 Nov 2012 13:34:20 -0400
schrieb Mark Saad <nonesuch at>:

> On Nov 2, 2012, at 4:10 AM, Rainer Duffner <rainer at>
> wrote:
> > Am Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:14:51 -0600 (MDT)
> > schrieb Brett Glass <brett at>:
> > 
> >> I need to build up a few servers and routers, and am wondering how
> >> FreeBSD 9.1 is shaping up. Will it be likely to be more stable and
> >> robust than 9.0-RELEASE? Are there issues that will have to wait
> >> until 9.2-RELEASE to be fixed? Opinions welcome.
> > 
> > 
> > If I'm not mistaken, the bge-stuff that makes the default NICs ins
> > HP G8 servers (360+380) actually run will not make it back into 9.1.
> > Intel cards work much better anyway...
> > 
> Did you swap out the bge nic daughter card in the g8 servers for an
> intel one or , do you mean in general the intel nic support is
> better ? 

Both, actually.
At least, Intel has drivers for FreeBSD on their website and IIRC, it's
a Tier 1 OS for them.
I don't want to dis the efforts of the people working on the bXe stuff,
but from what I have read, they have much less support from the vendor.
We have used HP servers even back when they were still Compaq-servers
(and came with Intel NICs...) and this is really the first time we had
to install Intel NICs with them (with FreeBSD - there was an earlier
issue with Solaris, but that does not count...).

Are there Intel daughter cards for this server?
I thought, all the daugher-cards came with some sort of Broadcom

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