[DRBD-user] DRBD serious locking due to TOE - RESULT

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Mon Dec 17 14:37:28 CET 2007

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Monday 17 December 2007 13:16:10 Ben Clewett wrote:
> Thanks Mark.
> My NIC is a removable PCI card, which unfortunately does not have any
> jumpers or other user-configurable components.  I believe this option is
> only available to the DELL version of the card or server?

From my experience with Dell hardware, the TOE key is only for the on-board 
cards (which here at least use the bnx2 driver).

I haven't noticed any difference in performance between the PowerEdge 1950 
clusters I have where I've removed the keys on one cluster, but not another.
(Although I confess I've never seen anything to make me go looking or running 

In fact, the only issues I've seen (I/O stalling every 30 secs or so) was 
resolved by upgrading from 8.0.3 to 8.0.6.


Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Trusted Information Management
Trusted Solutions and Services Group
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