[DRBD-user] DRBD serious locking due to TOE

Ben Clewett ben at roadrunner.uk.com
Fri Dec 14 16:09:44 CET 2007

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Hi Dr J Pelan,

My name sake Ben Lavender solved his similar problem by entirely 
disabling ToE, by removing a form of jumper on the NIC PCB.

I am still trying the fix Florian suggested.  However this has made no 
difference yet.

Since I have the same chip set as Ben, all be it on a different NIC, I 
think this suggests some bug on the NIC card firmware.  (Since DELL 
actually added a jumper to their NIC to disable ToE, it might suggest 
they are worried about it's effect on the NIC, despite the drivers used. 
  But on the from HP version...)

There is a new version of the firmware out there which I have just 
found, so this must be my next option....

Thanks for your advise,


 > If 'disabling' ToE by a jumper has an effect then that points to a 
bug in
 > the driver. Have you tried a recent driver/kernel ? Can you replicate 
 > problem with something like netperf ?

I forgot to mention updating the firmware too.

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