This bug has been copied from bug #602402 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).
In order to see the issue you should configure the interface in MF mode
(you should see 8 NICs), link must be up and bnx2i loaded.
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Upon startup, the bnx2x network driver experienced a panic dump when more than one network interface was configured to start up at boot time. With this update, statistics counter initialization for function IDs greater than "1" has been disabled, with the result that bnx2x no longer panic dumps when more than one interface has the "ONBOOT=yes" directive set.
*** Bug 602694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
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