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Bug#597044: firmware-bnx2: bnx2 firmware and idrac bug

Package: firmware-bnx2

Version: 0.14+lenny2

Severity: important




-- System Information:

Debian Release: 5.0.5

  APT prefers stable

  APT policy: (500, 'stable')

Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)


Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)

Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash


firmware-bnx2 depends on no packages.


firmware-bnx2 recommends no packages.


Versions of packages firmware-bnx2 suggests:

ii  initramfs-tools          0.92o           tools for generating an initramfs

ii  linux-image-2.6.26-2-amd 2.6.26-24lenny1 Linux 2.6.26 image on AMD64


-- no debconf information


Broadcom Nextreme II adapter firmware versions prior 1.9.26 has a known bug with using idrac with shared ethernet card.


if I enable vlan option in idrac menu and if i using ethernet interface with shared mode (Shared mode means both idrac controller and

operating system using same physical ethernet port same time with different MAC and IP  address) when debian ifup ethernet interface

idrac controller loss connectivity and when debian ifdown ethernet interface idrac connectivity turns back.

This is and known bug and patched by Broadcom firmware 1.9.26.Current latest firmware version is 2.0.2 and debian firmware-bnx2 very




I tried manually compile and install latest Broadcom driver source and problem resolved.For information refer following

dell support request article : http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-April/042060.html

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