FreeBSD 9.1 stability/robustness?

Mark Saad nonesuch at
Sat Nov 3 15:06:32 UTC 2012

On Nov 2, 2012, at 3:15 PM, Rainer Duffner <rainer at> wrote:

> 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
> chipset.

Hp did a presentation at work 2 weeks ago about the g8 . Hp said you can swap out a daughter card in the 360/380/580 for nic options like broadcom 4 port gigabit nic , melenox infinbabd, intel pro1000 4 port nic , qlogic 8Gb fc-al  and others . They said its an FRU but I have not seen the parts yet . 

Mark saad | mark.saad at

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