Returning Network stability problems on R710 servers and BCM5709

Warren_Thurber at Dell.com Warren_Thurber at Dell.com
Fri Feb 12 19:40:39 CST 2010


Stephan,
	That is great news!  The 1950 and 2950 use a different Broadcom chipset.  5708 vs. 5709.  Thanks!

Brett

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephan van Hienen [mailto:stephan.van.hienen at thevalley.nl] 
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 4:56 PM
To: Thurber, Warren; james at stoke.com; linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: RE: Returning Network stability problems on R710 servers and BCM5709

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Warren_Thurber at Dell.com [mailto:Warren_Thurber at Dell.com]
> Sent: dinsdag 9 februari 2010 20:42
> To: Stephan van Hienen; james at stoke.com; linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: RE: Returning Network stability problems on R710 servers and BCM5709
> 
> I would recommend passing the following option for the bnx2 driver:
> 
> modprobe bnx2 disable_msi=1
> 
> Another option is to use the Dell bnx2 driver found at support.dell.com.

Looks like the disable_msi fixed the issue.
(past days no issues)

Why do the pe1950/2950 don't have this issue ?

Stephan




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