Thanks for the email Antony, I'm awaiting delivery of the server so I might have to order an intel card sharpish. What can I do the server+fbsd 6.x to prove the lock up?
Regards, Will On 30/06/06, Antony Mawer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 23/06/2006 6:24 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote: > Out of the box the DL 320 G4 ships with a riser card that has 2 pci express > slots. At least that is what they are supposed to be, we haven't tried > them. ... > If you only do the pci express then the adapter you want is the Intel > Pro 1000 PT either the single port or the dual port, and make sure > it is the "server adapter" not the "desktop adapter" (the models carry > the same model number but different descriptions, which is infuriating) We ended up in this same situation, and went down the Intel PCI express NIC path (Intel Pro/1000PT). Be advised that, at this stage, the driver in both 6.0 and 6.1 -RELEASE does not support this card, but support is present in 7-CURRENT. That being said, with the official Intel driver (v6.0.5, not sure if it's released yet), I was able to replace the standard em driver in 6.0, build a new kernel, and bring the server up and survive some pre-deployment load testing without any hiccups. Be aware that while the riser card has two PCI Express slots, one is half-height, and the Intel NICs (at least the one we received) are a full card. The onboard Broadcom NICs weren't worth the PCBs they were printed on in terms of stability -- we were seeing the same hard lockups as Ted and didn't have the luxury of time to spend fiddling with it!! From what I gather from Ted's previous investigations, there's various work-arounds in the Linux driver that work around some shortcomings in the hardware itself... Regards Antony
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