Re: Dell 2650 servers
* email@example.com (Russell Coker) [2002.12.27 11:02]:
> I'm currently working with some new Dell 2650 servers. They seem quite nice,
> 2*Gig-E on the motherboard, keyboard, monitor, and USB connectors both front
> and back, 5*U160 hot-swap hard drives with hardware RAID, and redundant
> hot-swappable PSU's.
> The ones I've got have 73G hard drives (giving 220G of RAID-5 storage with one
> hot-spare), 2* 1.8GHz P4 CPUs, and 4G of RAM.
> One problem I have is that the PCI dual-ethernet cards don't seem to function
> properly. I've pasted in the dmesg output below. What happens is that they
> do very slow transfers (much slower than 10baseT) and seem to eat up lots of
> CPU time (can make the entire machine uselessly slow).
I had to pleasure (this servers are powerful!) of configuring a few of
these a few months ago. I had the same problem under RedHat 7.3. I
ended up grabbing the latest version of ethtool and messing with the
setting a little. I forgot exactly what I changed that fixed it, but
it's working fine now. So give ethtool a shot, but make sure you have a
newer version. Thanks
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