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Bug#681089: Some progress

The combination of Squeeze, and the current "driver" from Broadcom seems to be stable. Note: The hardware is a HP ML115.

$ sudo ifconfig eth0
[sudo] password for elbournb:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:5a:d3:d0:0c
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::221:5aff:fed3:d00c/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:175382 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:234297 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:23169470 (22.0 MiB)  TX bytes:199392368 (190.1 MiB)

Although this is only after an hour of runtime, I ran this system for two days without a single error or dropout.

elbournb@red:~$ sudo ethtool -i eth0
driver: tg3
version: 3.122n
firmware-version: 5722-v3.07, ASFIPMI v6.02
bus-info: 0000:11:00.0

$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-45) (dannf@debian.org) (gcc version 4.3.5 (Debian 4.3.5-4) ) #1 SMP Sun May 6 04:00:17 UTC 2012

So on this machine at least the Broadcom software is not stable on the Kernel backported from Wheezy. Also the current "firmware" for squeeze, or backported from wheezy is not stable.

"Confidence is what you have before you understand a problem" - Woody Allen

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