Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
FYI-My understanding is that the TOE functionality in Broadcom's GbE NetXreme controllers is only supported for Windows (through the Windows 2003 Scalable Networking Pack 'Chimney' TOE interface), for Linux NetXtreme only supports L2 NIC and iSCSI initiator capability Saqib Florian Haas <florian.haas at linbit.com> wrote: On Friday 14 December 2007 21:29:30 Ben Clewett wrote: > Florian and Dr J Pelan, > > I managed to get the correct software to upgrade the firmware on my > NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-SX network cards. > > The only thing it changed was the iSCSI, from 1.0.0 to 1.1.8. > > This seems to have fixed the problem. The load is predictable and no > DRBD locking has been seen so far. The problem seems to have been solved. I stand corrected. :-) For those of you as ignorant as I was of these particular NICs (although I have been using them for some time), it appears after some research that all the BCM5708 devices, whether by Broadcom or re-branded by OEMs, do support both iSCSI and TOE in hardware, and RDMA as well. Even though the iSCSI engine appears quite broken in its original incarnation, per Ben's observation. Thank you for that insight. Ben, just for the record, can you give us your "lspci -nn | grep BCM5708" please? Cheers, Florian -- : Florian G. Haas : LINBIT Information Technologies GmbH : Vivenotgasse 48, A-1120 Vienna, Austria _______________________________________________ drbd-user mailing list drbd-user at lists.linbit.com http://lists.linbit.com/mailman/listinfo/drbd-user Saqib Jang Founder & Principal, Margalla Communications, Inc. saqibj at margallacomm.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/saqibjang High-Impact Marketing Consulting for Server and Storage Networking 1339 Portola Road Woodside, CA 94062 work: 650 274 8745 fax: 650 651 1575 See who we know in commonWant a signature like this? -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: <http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/attachments/20071214/7aba0050/attachment.htm>