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Re: kern/122295: [bge] bge Ierr rate increase (since 6.0R) [regression]



The following reply was made to PR kern/122295; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Manuel Kasper" <mkasper_(_at_)_monzoon_(_dot_)_net>
To: <bug-followup_(_at_)_FreeBSD_(_dot_)_org>
Cc: <r_(_dot_)_gruyters_(_at_)_yirdis_(_dot_)_nl>
Subject: Re: kern/122295: [bge] bge Ierr rate increase (since 6.0R) [regression]
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:48:29 +0200

 We've been experiencing the same issue with BCM5704 B0 in HP ProLiant
 DL360 G4 servers. The Ierrs are correlated with packet loss (which is
 why we noticed the problem in the first place); however for us, the
 patch in <http://marc.info/?l=3Dfreebsd-net&m=3D116838816601104&w=3D2>
 completely fixes the problem and doesn't seem to introduce any problems
 with link state detection (cable disconnect/reconnect, changing link
 speed on remote end etc. all work fine).
 
 Also, OpenBSD already has essentially the same fix (with some dubious
 style changes) in its repository:
 <http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/sys/dev/pci/if_bge.c#rev1.221
 >
 
 The problem appears in both FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE and 7.0-RELEASE. This is
 how things look without the fix (regardless of what link speed is used):
 
 ----
 Router#ping 192.168.4.1 repeat 1000 size 1500
 
 Type escape sequence to abort.
 Sending 1000, 1500-byte ICMP Echos to 192.168.4.1, timeout is 2 seconds:
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 Success rate is 98 percent (983/1000), round-trip min/avg/max =3D 1/1/4 =
 ms
 ----
 
 -> Pings from Cisco routers are especially likely to show the issue, as
 apparently mii_tick() and the pings from the Cisco occur synchronously
 for a while. TCP throughput isn't affected very much.
 
 Related dmesg output:
 
 bge0: <Broadcom BCM5704 B0, ASIC rev. 0x2100> mem 0xfdd70000-0xfdd7ffff
 irq 25 at device 2.0 on pci2
 miibus1: <MII bus> on bge0
 brgphy0: <BCM5704 10/100/1000baseTX PHY> on miibus1
 brgphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, 1000baseTX,
 1000baseTX-FDX, auto
 bge0: Ethernet address: 00:18:71:e4:xx:xx
 
 pciconf -lv:
 
 bge0_(_at_)_pci2:2:0:	class=3D0x020000 card=3D0x00d00e11 chip=3D0x164814e4 =
 rev=3D0x10
 hdr=3D0x00
     vendor   =3D 'Broadcom Corporation'
     device   =3D 'BCM5704 NetXtreme Dual Gigabit Adapter'
     class    =3D network
     subclass =3D ethernet
 
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