View Full Version : Broadcom ethernet card crash
23rd October 2009, 03:31 AM
After installing Fedora12-Beta in my Inspiron 1420 and a desktop with Gigabyte main board using Broadcom ethernet chip, I have found that the Broadcom ethernet interface eth0 crashes when I copy a big file. That means if you ping to others, it does work. But if you copied a large file to others, for example scp kernel-XXXX.rpm X.X.X.X, it would stop working, and only reboot could solved it. After review the message from dmesg, I have found the driver tg3 form Broadcom crashed. Two weeks ago, I have found the same problem when I upgrade my kernel to 2.6.31 in Fedora 11. So I thought the Broadcom driver (tg3) have some critical problem. Could anybody give some suggests? Thanks.
24th October 2009, 05:15 PM
Looks like this bug:
add yourself there and add a comment, with your exact hardware information (lspci -nn). Take a look through the comments and see if they seem to match your situation.
26th October 2009, 05:19 AM
Thank you AdamW.
You are right, this problem is the same to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=527209
I have added myself in the bugzilla. Further more, I have review the ChangeLog for kernel-2.6.31, it said there are some upgrading to the network stack buffer and DMA processes, and I have found that only big package could cause this problem. I though maybe the problem just comes from the upgrading in kernel.
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