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Description of problem:
The dual Opteron AMD Serenade system comes with a BCM5704 dual 10/100/1000
network interface. The corresponding tg3 linux driver does not work:
- kernel-smp-2.4.20-18.8 (RH 8.0 errata) panics at ifconfig time ("CPU1 context
corrupt" or similar)
- vanilla 2.4.21 kernel with compiled-in tg3 driver freezes during boot after
printing "tg3.c version whatever..." (or similar).
A 3COM 100 Mbit card in the 32-bit PCI slot does work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Does this still occur in RHEL3 / Fedora?
I have some dual Opteron systems using the Tyan S2882 motherboard,
which has two BCM5704 nics and an EEPro100. Both FC1 and FC2T3 have
no significant problems with any of the nics. (ksdevice=link doesn't
work for the Broadcomms, but that's another bug report.)
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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