Latest release of BCM5700 driver for PE2650

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Tue Aug 5 10:09:00 CDT 2003


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Read Documentation/networking/bonding.txt in your kernel source tree.

Regards,

Mark.


> Mhh what's that boding module ? Does it do fault tolerance ? Currently I
> have my two cards plugged into a switch but only one has an IP address, the
> other network card is configured as spare in case the first network card
> fails, then it switches to the second network card. Can bonding do that ?
> And is bonding part of the Linux kernel ?
>
> Regards
>
>
>
> From: Mark Watts <m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com>
>
> >To: "syn uw" <syn_uw at hotmail.com>, pablo.barroso at ico.es,
> >linux-poweredge at dell.com
> >Subject: Re: Latest release of BCM5700 driver for PE2650
> >Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 13:54:51 +0100
> >
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> >I use the tg3 drivers with the plain linux bonding driver, and it works
> >fine.
> >Is there something the bcm5700 driver can do that tg3 + bonding.o cant do?
> >
> >Mark.
> >
> > > >Try the "tigoon" driver. It's a module named tg3 (tg3.o)
> > >
> > > Well no it's not possible for us to use this driver as it doesn't even
> > > support load balancing, fault tolerance (redundant links) and such nice
> > > features like the bcm5700 with it's basp module does. Hopefully this
> >
> >will
> >
> > > change soon !
> > >
> > > Regards
> > >
> > > >-----Original Message-----
> > >
> > > From: syn uw [mailto:syn_uw at hotmail.com]
> > >
> > > >Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 5:10 PM
> > > >To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > > >Subject: Latest release of BCM5700 driver for PE2650
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Hello,
> > > >
> > > >I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 with integrated Broadcom Gigabit
> > > > NetXtreme NICs
> > > >
> > > >(BCM5700) and would like to know where I can find the latest version
> > > > of the BCM5700 drivers ?
> > > >
> > > >I am asking this because it is still not part of the Linux kernel (as
> >
> >of
> >
> > > >2.4.21) I think and I just wanted to make sure I am using the latest.
> > > >Currently I am using the drivers which I compiled from the
> > > >bcm5700-4.0.2.tar.gz package file.
> > > >
> > > >Thanks
> > > >
> > > >Regards
> > > >
> > > >--
> > > >Pablo Barroso Cubillas
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