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Bug 182082 - bcm5700 driver or tg3 driver for kernel?
bcm5700 driver or tg3 driver for kernel?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-02-20 03:57 EST by Robinson Tiemuqinke
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-20 04:13:48 EST
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Description Robinson Tiemuqinke 2006-02-20 03:57:18 EST
Description of problem:

Which driver to use, bcm5700 from vendor or tg3 from FC4 stock kernel? 

For a long time the tg3 has all kinds of problems like eating up lots of CPU 
cycles, less (about 10%-20%) slower than bcm5700, support less new models from 

I also find that the bcm5700 driver has not been included in FC stock kernel 
for a long time, and legacy bcm5700 module in /etc/modules.conf 
or /etc/modprobe.conf will be automatically replaced with tg3 driver by OS.

Is the tg3 driver now stable and efficient enough? or I still have to patch it 
with vendor's bcm5700 driver?

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Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2006-02-20 04:13:48 EST

Bugzilla is just meant for tracking bugs and enhancements. If you need to ask
support questions, use the fedora forum or mailing lists.  Thank you. 

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