svn commit: r208995 - stable/7/sys/dev/bge

Anders Nordby anders at
Sun Jul 4 23:28:43 UTC 2010


On Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 02:52:18PM -0700, Pyun YongHyeon wrote:
> > > Is it possible to get this fix into FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE?
> > We typically rely on developers to decide if fixes might warrant
> > consideration as an Errata Notice and send email to re@ suggesting
> > it.  It's hard for us to judge on our own - factors include things
> > like the individual developers' confidence level in the fix, etc.
> Even though I didn't receive positive feedback from jumbo frame
> users I'm pretty sure the change set will fix regression introduced
> in r199011. As you might know, the bug was not detected for a very
> long time(about 6 months) so I think it's better to wait 2 or 3
> weeks to get more confidence on the patch.

Upgrade cycles sometimes go slow. The only release to have this bug is
7.3 from march (our only release this year so far), all other releases
are from before the bug was introduced or will not have the bug (8.1).

For me 7.3 seems unusable without this patch, on all our HP ProLiant DL
380 G4 servers. These have have built-in bge NICs. I manually apply the
patch on production servers for now, which works for me. If/when Pyun
feels confident about it, I think it should be fixed in 7.3.



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