PE6650 Just Hangs

Paul Anderson Paul.Anderson at priorityhealthcare.com
Wed Jan 21 05:48:01 CST 2004


The only problem with the tg3 driver is that it is not officially supported by Dell.  If anything goes wrong the Dell techs will tell you that you are not compliant.  The Broadcomm crap cards have a long history of proprietary problems, like sharing the code with those writing the drivers.  

In our shop, and in several locations, we replaced the on board crap with Intel Pro 1000's and they run great.  No more system lockups due to the network.

**HINT HINT HINT Dell people**

Dell, IMHO, needs to start selling boxes designed for Linux and stop selling windows boxes that hobble running Linux. Oh yeah, and try building more than two servers (6650, 2650) while you are at it.

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Porcano [mailto:anthony_porcano at kaplan.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 1:59 PM
To: Jay Haque; linux-poweredge at dell.com; linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
Subject: RE: PE6650 Just Hangs


Jay, 
 
Our 6650 issues may be unrelated, but FWIW I am running version 6.2.11 of the bcm5700 driver and we are still getting frequent lockups with our systems. I just switched one of our 6650's over to tg3 this morning, and will let you know if this makes a difference with the lockups. 
 
I have yet to try load testing the interfaces, but based on your ability to reproduce the issue I am now very inclined to run such a test. Thanks for posting back your results. 
 
  --Anthony
 

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com on behalf of Jay Haque 
	Sent: Tue 1/20/2004 12:22 PM 
	To: linux-poweredge at dell.com; linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com 
	Cc: 
	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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