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

Eric Swenson eric at
Thu Dec 5 19:24:00 CST 2002

Hi Jeff,

On Thursday 05 December 2002 03:58 pm, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> 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 :))
> 	Jeff

Thanks Jeff- your generous support of the community is unparalled!  Could you 
answer a dumb question and tell me where I can grab rawhide & your 
kernel-source RPMs?  ( I need to compile in xfs).



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