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Re: [Xen-users] XEN - Broadcom issue: survey

To: Ivan Porro <pivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] XEN - Broadcom issue: survey
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:37:22 +0200
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On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 04:33:03PM +0100, Ivan Porro wrote:
> I totally agree with Luc Boudreau about this problem.
> On modern branded server they ALL use Broadcom chipset... I must admit that:
> a) lot of people are experiencing the problem but can tolerate it
> or
> b) someone already experienced this problem and solved it
> Lets' approach the problem pragmatically... just start with a survey on 
> the list. ... hope we solve this issue soon.

What problem are you talking about? 

Are you running latest firmware? Only problem I'm aware of, is when you are
using old firmware and network will die after a while..

-- Pasi

>     Ivan
> HW            Driver  Version Adapter TX-DRP  Kernel
> HP DL380 G3   tg3     3.49    BCM5703X No     2.6.16-xen
> DELL PE1950   bnx2    1.5.10c BCM5708  Yes    2.6.18-xen
> HP DL380 G5   bnx2    any     BCM5708  Yes
> P.S.
> for people who may be interested in howto collect data:
> Driver:       lsmod |grep tg3
>               lsmod |grep bnx2
> Note: you are using only the driver which produce some outuput.. :) 
> (admitting you've not compiled it statically in your kernel)
> Driver version:       modinfo <type> |grep version
> Adapter:      lspci |grep BCM
> Packet drop?  netstat -i   (TX-DRP column)
> Kernel:               uname -r
> so this post is not totally useless :)
> -- 
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