On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:13:18AM +0100, Benoit wrote:
> > OK I understand better now. At a customer's, we've been using HP blades > with BNX2 NICs too, and we disabled them. The packet loss is terrible on > those crappy NICs.
I can't confirm this. I have two BCM5708 NICs currently running on 188.8.131.52:
# lspci|grep Eth
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 12) 07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 12)
I have never experienced performance issues with these NICs and from my POV bnx2/tg3 NICs are much better than for example e1000 ones as there is no IPMI+VLAN problem with Broadcoms.
Maybe this is a firmware issue? Have you tried upgrading it? Mine is 4.4.1:
# ethtool -i eth0
firmware-version: 4.4.1 ipms 1.6.0
AFAIK currently this is the latest available firmware.
> Please run "ethtool -s eth0 | grep discard",
It should be "ethtool -S eth0 | grep discard" (grand S)
Krzysztof Olędzki Received on 2008/12/19 08:29
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