[Beowulf] HP 10 GbE card use/warranty

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Wed Mar 31 08:23:27 EDT 2010


Steve Cousins <cousins at umit.maine.edu> writes:

>
>>>> I installed
>>>> one of the supported distributions (or close enough): CentOS 5. Driver
>>>> installation went fine and I was able to get one of the cards to work. The other
>>>> one seems to be bad. The nx_nic driver loads but no eth2 device shows up. Also,
>>>> the Activity LED is constant but no Link LED lights up. Since I can't get the
>>>> eth device loaded I can't update the firmware.
>>>
>> Does fedora not build the in kernel driver?  They should.
>
>
> Yes it does. I got basic functionality with it but under large transfers it
> locks up. No lockups with the nx_nic driver.

You might want to work with the maintainers of the netxen driver in
the kernel.  That have been fairly responsive when I have worked with
them.

Eric
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