Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182082
bcm5700 driver or tg3 driver for kernel?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 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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