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

Art Age Software artagesw at gmail.com
Wed Dec 19 20:34:46 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 Dec 17, 2007 3:11 AM, Mark Watts <m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com> wrote:
> On Friday 14 December 2007 21:30:03 Art Age Software wrote:
> > This thread has me a bit concerned, as I'm using Dell PowerEdge
> > servers which use on-board versions of these NICs:
> >
> > Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.5.11-rh (June 4,
> > 2007) eth0: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 1000Base-T (B2) PCI-X 64-bit
> > 133MHz found at mem da000000, IRQ 169, node addr 0019b9b993a7
> >
> > Would they be subject to this issue as well?
> Why take the risk - pop the lid and pull out the little blue TOE keys on the
> left hand side of the server.

Could you be a bit more specific about how to locate these "keys?"
What do they look like exactly and how do I remove them? Any special
tools needed?

Also, my understanding is that TOE is not even enabled under Linux.
What OS were you running when you experienced these problems?



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