Kernel Panic from bnx2 kernel module

Mike Peters mpeters at mpeters.f2s.com
Mon Oct 15 10:59:39 CDT 2007


On Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:24:38 +0100
"John Baxendale" <John.Baxendale at zendor.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> 
>  
> 
> I experienced a kernel panic this morning on one of our Dell PowerEdge
> servers running RHEL5. The system is fairly standard in it's config,
> running only (32bit) RHEL5 provided packages.
> 
>  
> 
> Looking at the error the offending module seems to have been bnx2,
> which I believe is the Broadcom extreme driver for the integrated NIC
> on the newer 2950's.
> 
>  
> 
> EIP is at bnx2_poll+0xe7/0x91a [bnx2]
> 
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> 
> Anyone else seen this before? I'm not too worried just yet as we've
> only experienced this once in over a 100 days of uptime, but it got
> me out of bed at 6am L
> 
>  
Yes, I was hitting this about once a week on 3 2950's running openSUSE
10.2. Upgrading to the latest Broadcom drivers from
http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/downloaddrivers.php seems
to have alleviated the problem.

-- 
Mike
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