My experiences with six new Dell 2650's and RedHat Linux 7.2
Ben.Russo at tnsi.com
Wed Aug 7 09:45:01 CDT 2002
Thanks for the expert answers! This was my first posting to this
list and I'm amazed at the quality of the answers and the caliber of the
>From: Arjan Van de Ven
>Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 6:56 AM
>To: Russo, Ben
>Cc: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
>Subject: Re: My experiences with six new Dell 2650's and RedHat Linux
>On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 04:09:19PM -0400, Russo, Ben wrote:
>> found that there is no bcm5700 module support built into the
>> modules dir for the standard RedHat kernel?
>Huh? Please look again, we do ship bcm5700
You are correct, I was looking for it under .../kernel/drivers/net/bcm
where it was in the Dell SBE CD's 2.4.7-10 kernel RPM. It moved to
.../kernel/drivers/addon/bcm5700 in the RedHat 7.2 updates 2.4.9-34 kernel
>> Is there a way to take the standard RedHat kernel source and apply
>> the patches just for aacraid and bcm5700? If so where would I get
>> patches? Or even better yet, does Dell have the newer stable
>> binary RPM form somewhere?
>the PCI option hack shouldn't ever have been done and is not needed in
>> I ended up disabling the broadcom adapters in the BIOS and putting
>> in a PCI 3Com card that works with no problems. But it is a shame to
>> waste those two on board NIC's and have to use a PCI slot for no
>> good reason.
>You can cheat and install the 7.3 kernel and use the tg3 driver for
That is great, this was just the kind of answer I was looking for.
Do any of the list readers have anecdotal evidence of "rock-solid"
stability when using the bcm 5701 NIC's with the tg3 driver?
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