Bug 151030 - TG3 driver is unstable with broadcoms network card
Summary: TG3 driver is unstable with broadcoms network card
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-03-14 08:18 UTC by jussi
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:17 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-03 01:17:51 UTC
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Description jussi 2005-03-14 08:18:19 UTC
Description of problem:
TG3 driver does'n work well. Network dies after 12-36 hours. I can
ping from the local machine local network address (i.e. or successfully,  but any trafic from/to network card is
stopped. I have not found any situation what makes network die.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp/kernel/drivers/net/tg3.ko
author:         David S. Miller (davem@redhat.com) and Jeff Garzik
description:    Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet driver
license:        GPL
version:        3.14
parm:           tg3_debug:Tigon3 bitmapped debugging message enable value
version:        3.14
vermagic:       2.6.10-1.770_FC3smp SMP 686 REGPARM 4KSTACKS gcc-3.4

Network card is Broadcom NetXreme 5704 and server HP proliant 380 G4

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. service network load   (some times works, some times not)
2. reboot
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

I could'n get network work properly even with Broadcoms own driver or
HP's broadcom driver. I changed to Intel's network card and e100
driver. It seems to more steabel.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 20:42:34 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-10-03 01:17:51 UTC
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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