Description of problem:
There is a hardware fix that addresses a TX BD corruption bug that applies to all 5755 and newer devices. Commit b1d0521059789a138d19c4f940d6eca7d620a6eb fixes the problem.
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Just for the record, the commit listed in the first comment has the following upstream description:
tg3: Avoid tx lockups on 5755+ devices
In certain edge conditions, internal tx resources can get corrupted.
This patch enables a bit that will fix the problem.
Verified that 5755/57765/5718 can pass stress test without exception.
#comment4 tested on kernel-2.6.32-33.el6.with603936.603933.3 .
Patch(es) available on kernel-2.6.32-42.el6
This bug can be hard to trigger. I think the best we can do is verify that the fix is applied correctly to the tg3 sources. I have verified that.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.