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Bug#696598: bge: watchdog timeout; intermittent link then system crash

Package: kfreebsd-image-9.0-2-amd64
Version: 9.0-10
Severity: important
Control: tags + patch
User: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org
Usertags: kfreebsd
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org


A Sun Fire v20z server with the older motherboard revision has the
particular combination of:

PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-8131 PCI-X Bridge (rev 12)

Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5703X Gigabit
Ethernet (rev 02)

In this combination, the bge NIC can fail suddenly (every 2-3 days in my
case, may depend on workload) with watchdog timeouts logged.  The link
can lag or go up/down repeatedly, the system can become less responsive
(as seen on a serial tty) and eventually crash.

An upstream changelog entry mentions the same problem occurring with
BCM5704, which is found in a v20z with the newest motherboard revision,
but still the same AMD-8131 PCI-X bridge.


I've tried that patch from 9-STABLE for some weeks and I believe it has
fixed the problem for me too.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 9.0-2-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages kfreebsd-image-9.0-2-amd64 depends on:
ii  devd           9.0+ds1-8
ii  freebsd-utils  9.0+ds1-8
ii  kbdcontrol     9.0+ds1-8
ii  kldutils       9.0+ds1-8

kfreebsd-image-9.0-2-amd64 recommends no packages.

kfreebsd-image-9.0-2-amd64 suggests no packages.

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