Linux-PowerEdge digest, Vol 1 #741 - 10 msgs

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at
Thu Dec 5 17:21:00 CST 2002

On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 02:39:08PM -0700, Eric Swenson wrote:
> From what I've seen so far, my stock Redhat 8.0 has crashed multiple times, 
> with exactly the same issues as described for the buggy tg3 driver- with the 
> resolution being suggested (a'la google) that people use the bcm5700 driver 
> instead.  This has happened to me multiple times so far, after about a day on 
> average, so I'm about to give good old bcm5700 a try.  Updating to the errata 
> kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0 doesn't seem to fix the problem, though, even though the 
> bug report says it does, so maybe it's something else entirely.

Agreed, you need to grab the rawhide kernel to get the fixed tg3, or my
unofficial [but nonetheless stable] rpms.

bcm5700 also has bugs that remain unfixed, particularly if you have
newer hardware or more than 4GB of memory in your servers.  (in addition
to being slower :))


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