[rescue] best NIC for Solaris/x86?

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at mail.zill.net
Wed May 4 21:00:46 CDT 2005

On Thu, May 05, 2005 at 11:52:43AM +1000, Sean Batt wrote:
> >Broadcom gigabit works fine. Really, I haven't found anything from
> >broadcom, 3com or intel that dont work.
> The Broadcom gigabit chip in the Dell GX280 doesn't work with
> Sol 10 x86 and the driver available from Broadcom's site works
> for a few minutes before Solaris generates a wordy kernel error
> message about dma being used incorrectly by the driver, "report
> this to your vendor."

Get the freeware driver for Solaris 10, not the one from Broadcom.  I
have 2 Opteron systems with Broadcom in production and no problems so
far.  I think you will have to Google for it...


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