[Beowulf] Re: Bugfix for Broadcom NICs losing connectivity
crhea at mayo.edu
Tue May 25 12:40:56 PDT 2010
> In case it helps anyone using Dell R410 / 610 / 710 etc. servers: I have had
> machines lose their eth connections periodically (CentOS 5.4 bnx2 driver).
> Seems like a bug with the Broadcom NIC drivers. [luckily read of it on a
> Dell mailing list]
> Bug Reports:
> Not sure yet if this is exactly my issue but I'm giving it a shot now.
> Thought I'd post since, anecdotally I've seen many people use these servers
> on the list.
I've been following this on the Dell list as I have approx. 50 R410s
in our cluster.
One thing that isn't clear-- When this happens, do you lose all
connectivity to the node (i.e., do you have to reboot the node to
My R410s are running CentOS 5.2 - 5.4 and I rarely have one go
Cristopher J. Rhea
Mayo Clinic - Research Computing Facility
200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905
crhea at Mayo.EDU
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