Broadcom Gigabit and 2.4.21

Paul paul at
Tue Aug 26 20:57:01 CDT 2003

Hi All,

Thanks for the advice. I have noticed that 2.4.22 is the latest stable
according to
The system is a PE2550 (Single PIII, 2 x 18GB U160, Perc3Di, Broadcom
Gigabit + Intel Pro100)
Would I be better going with 2.4.21 or 2.4.22?


Paul Rivoli
paul at
K B S   I N T E R N E T

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Dell" <jdell at>
To: <linux-poweredge at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: Broadcom Gigabit and 2.4.21

> > I am about to place a new kernel on a PE2550 which has a Broadcom
> > Ethernet adapter and an Intel Pro100.
> > It's currently using 2.4.7 and bcm7500 (module) for its drivers. I want
> > put 2.4.21 on this server and I recall numerous problems with the tigon3
> > drivers causing massive lockups in the kernel. Is 2.4.21 stable with the
> > Broadcom Gigabit cards now?
> I've been using the TG3 driver since May with no trouble whatsoever on a
> PE2650 with 2.4.19 and 2.4.20 (once I got a hardware problem solved with a
> bad broadcom nic).  However, like Jason Andrade, I haven't had real heavy
> loads on the server.
> Also, remember if you are a remote user to update your modules.conf file
> *before* you reboot with the new kernel, or you'll need local console to
> regain network access :-)
> Regards,
> John
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