[ipxe-devel] Recent tg3 driver commits still fail on gigabit

Brandon Penglase bpenglase-ipxe at spaceservices.net
Tue Aug 21 15:24:35 UTC 2012

Should have added this one too: 
http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2012-May/001477.html , where 
we had actually worked on it in the IRC Channel.

Brandon Penglase

On 08/21/12 11:15, Brandon Penglase wrote:
> I noticed this, this morning as well. I plan to do some debugging this 
> afternoon, once I get some other issues out of the way from the start 
> of our semester.
> I'm not sure if Kevin has seen the previous post or not, but it's 
> here: http://lists.ipxe.org/pipermail/ipxe-devel/2012-May/001461.html .
> I do want to thank the guys/gals at Broadcom who are putting an effort 
> into this, as it does appear to have fixed a different issue we had 
> (If you booted via USB, into a WinPE image, the WinPE image was not 
> able to use the NIC. This appears to be working as expected now).
> I plan to do a DEBUG=tg3 build, so if more debugging, or another is 
> requested, let me know and I can include that. The machine I have for 
> testing does have a Serial output, so I can easily grab any console 
> output.
> Brandon Penglase
> On 08/21/12 10:53, Brendon Walsh wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just wanted to notify everyone that the recent commit with fixes 
>> for the tg3 driver (a05871d89ad9b94248049c66f238092fc896e9aa) have 
>> not made any noticeable difference in regards to functionality on 
>> gigabit interfaces.
>> I am testing with BCM5764M and while iPXE will function properly on 
>> 100Mbit, it fails on DHCP still on a gigabit link. This behaviour is 
>> the same as before this commit.
>> Thanks Kevin and all others who are working on this. I can provide 
>> any data that may help with resolving this issue.
>> Brendon
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