[SunHELP] WARNING: Latest Solaris 10 x86 patches and Broadcom
daleg at elemental.org
Sun Apr 12 22:07:49 CDT 2009
Just to be clear, does this concern the bge or bnx driver?
On Apr 12, 2009, at 9:49 PM, Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> [ Posted to geeks due to recent relevant discussion ]
> A heads up on kernel panics caused by new kernel patches, the
> Broadcom driver.
> I just finished patching my Solaris 10 U6 system, a Dell T105.
> When I rebooted, it kernel panicked.
> I booted again in the kernel debugger and traced the problem to the
> Broadcom NetXtreme driver.
> Disabling the Broadcom ethernet port in BIOS fixed the problem. In
> my case this is fine because I use an Intel gigabit PCIe adapter,
> and don't need the built-in port.
> As far as I know, the driver from Broadcom is fine, it seems that
> one of Sun's kernel patches caused the panic.
> I don't yet know if simply re-installing the driver from Broadcom
> will work or not.
> The stack trace showed a few levels of nvidia calls, which made me
> think it was the new SATA driver, but from what I've read those are
> just chipset support for the Broadcom.
> Therefore, I don't really know if this only happens on nVidia
> systems with Broadcom NetXtreme, or any similar hardware.
> Of course, I also don't know precisely which of the new patches
> caused the problem, but it seems likely it was one of 3-4 kernel
> patches which contain a cluster of minor driver patches.
> "Where some they sell their dreams for small desires."
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