Re: Something is wrong with the fxp network driver

From: Glenn Johnson <>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 22:32:39 -0500
On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 08:07:38PM -0400, Mike Tancsa wrote:

> Are they Tyan motherboards by chance ? There was a thread in stable
> about this a few weeks ago.  The problems seem specific to those
> motherboards.  Someone posted a potential workaround as well.

No, five of them are MSI dual Athlon-MP boards (can not remember the
exact model and am not near the machines now), and one is an Epox
Athlon-XP board.  The five MSI boards are using a built-in LAN interface
and the Epox is using a PCI card. I do have some machines with Tyan
motherboards but they have 3Com xl interfaces in them.

> On Fri, 26 Sep 2003 11:40:08 -0500, in sentex.lists.freebsd.current
> you wrote:
> >I am having a problem with recent builds of -current with the fxp
> >driver.  A couple of days ago, the 6 machines in my cluster with fxp
> >interfaces all died at about the same time with fxp timeout errors.
> >The machines with 3Com xl interfaces kept on going. Today, I am
> >observing that the throughput is about half of what I am seeing on my
> >machines with a 3Com xl interface.  Is anybody else observing this?
> >What other information do I need to provide?
> >
> >Thanks.

Glenn Johnson
Received on Fri Sep 26 2003 - 18:36:19 UTC

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