Returning Network stability problems on R710 servers and BCM5709

Stephan van Hienen stephan.van.hienen at thevalley.nl
Wed Feb 3 05:36:30 CST 2010


No issues on a new R510 server.
I have transferred a few TB's the past days with full gigabit speeds (arround 100Megabyte/sec using rsync)

OS Redhat 5.4
kernel 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5

component type: BIOS
current version: 1.1.4

component: NetXtreme II BCM5716 Gigabit Ethernet rev 20 (eth0)
component type: Firmware
current version: 5.0.12

filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.18-164.11.1.el5/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2.ko
version:        1.9.3
license:        GPL
description:    Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706/5708/5709/5716 Driver
author:         Michael Chan <mchan at broadcom.com>
srcversion:     1040A42F87B8BE8A019736C
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000163Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000163Bsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000163Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d00001639sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016ACsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016AAsv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d000016AAsv0000103Csd00003102bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000164Csv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000164Asv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000164Asv0000103Csd00003106bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v000014E4d0000164Asv0000103Csd00003101bc*sc*i*
depends:        
vermagic:       2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 SMP mod_unload gcc-4.1
parm:           disable_msi:Disable Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) (int)
parm:           enable_entropy:Allow bnx2 to populate the /dev/random entropy pool (int)
module_sig:     883f3504b44d8f466178a9c3289fffb112c1109f4a76a9fe64cde5c162e8d1ca0f7acef2a67b9b0a084aa7bb0bcca4a7934a1b867234fcf3aaa84a0 



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