[afnog] freebsd and broadcom

Frank Habicht geier at geier.ne.tz
Fri May 3 18:36:57 UTC 2013


just in case anyone has a newish server like my Proliant Gen8
with certain broadcom network interfaces [1],
FreeBSD 9.1 (fresh install, 64-bit)
and after a short while or after a packet over a certain size, there's some
'watchdog' error and the network stops working,

then: http://cpfong.livejournal.com/107313.html
has helped me a lot.

but: "your mileage may vary"


bge0: <Broadcom unknown BCM5719, ASIC rev. 0x5719001> mem
0xfabf0000-0xfabfffff,0xfabe0000-0xfabeffff,0xfabd0000-0xfabdffff irq 32 at
device 0.0 on pci3
bge0: APE FW version: NCSI v1.0.88.0
bge0: CHIP ID 0x05719001; ASIC REV 0x5719; CHIP REV 0x57190; PCI-E
miibus0: <MII bus> on bge0
brgphy0: <BCM5719C 1000BASE-T media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseT,
1000baseT-master, 1000baseT-FDX, 1000baseT-FDX-master, auto, auto-flow

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