Dell Power Edge R710 with CentOS

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at
Fri May 21 01:21:50 CDT 2010

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Tom Boland <tom at> wrote:
> I haven't upgraded any of our boxes from 5.4 yet, but I have to say I've had
> two big problems with the stock bnx2 NIC drivers from 5.4 (for both R610s
> and R710s).  The first problem was that the NICs would just die randomly
> when under heavy load, which required a network restart.  This in particular
> can be resolved by adding options bnx2 disable_msi=1 to /etc/modprobe.conf.

I have R410's running CentOS 5.4 too. Do you know if they could be
having the same issue / fix?
I am seeing some suspicious network problems too.


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