PE6650 Just Hangs

Chad Smykay csmykay at rackspace.com
Tue Jan 20 12:36:01 CST 2004


HA!  I have a similar issue.  We were thinking it was the BroadCom's on the
server as well.  We were running 6.0.5 so we upgraded to the latest on
Dell's site 6.7.x and we are still getting crashes with no video, keyboard,
nothing.

Has any one else tried to use the latest 7.3.X drives direct from broadcom
on a 6650?  Just curious.

Thanks, 


Chad Smykay, RHCE, LCNA
Systems Storage Administrator
Rackspace Managed Hosting (TM)
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-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com]
On Behalf Of Jay Haque
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:23 AM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com; linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
Subject: Re: PE6650 Just Hangs


Thanks for the info.

We used Netperf to hammer the Broadcom gig port.  In about ten minutes the
server went bye-bye... no keyboard, no video, no network.
I feel a lot better now that we can reproduce the problem. We had a
conversation with a Dell tech earlier. He suggested installing the Broadcom
BCM5700 Linux Driver V. 6.0.5.

We'll give this a shot and see how it goes.

If anyone else has tried this please share your experience. Everything I've
read so far leads me to believe this solution is too easy.

Thank You,

Jay







 

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Jay Haque wrote:

> Found this thread at Bugzilla:
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=79997. Most of you
have
> probablly seen it already. It discuss the tg3 driver mentioned by Jim.
> It looks like the tg3 is the culprit. Anyone know of any good torture 
> testing tools I can use to reproduce the problem? I'd hate to upgrade 
> the Kernel and then have the problem reappear.

tg3 in latest RHL errata kernel should be stable.

(deja vu) There are lots of NET tools:

NetPIPE   http://www.scl.ameslab.gov/netpipe/
Netperf   http://www.netperf.org/
Iperf     http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/
gensink   http://jes.home.cern.ch/jes/gensink/

TTCP      http://ftp.arl.mil/~mike/ttcp.html
New TTCP  http://www.leo.org/~elmar/nttcp/
nuttcp    ftp://ftp.lcp.nrl.navy.mil/pub/nuttcp/

net-stress - http://colorfullife.com/~manfred/TestApps/

pktgen - ftp://robur.slu.se/pub/Linux/net-development/pktgen-testing/

I like NetPIPE and nuttcp(latest son of ttcp).


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