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Date:	Thu, 17 May 2012 20:21:06 +0000 (UTC)
From:	Bo Mackey <>
Subject: Re: Severe regression in bnx2 driver with bonding in post 2.6.30 kernels

Stuart Shelton <stuart <at>> writes:

> Hi all,
> The Broadcom NetXtreme II driver appears to have a severe regression in 
> all kernels post 2.6.30 - I've observed problems with 2.6.31, 2.6.32. 
> and 2.6.33.
> The hardware impacted is an IBM Bladecenter LS21 Blade, model 7971.  We 
> have a large number of these, and all are affected.
> We use generic channel-bonding, with the following options in modprobe.conf:

Hi Stuart, et. al.,

Has the above issue been fixed? If so, can you please share the root cause and
the diffs? Seeing a similar issue in version 2.0.8 of the bnx2 driver.

Thank you,

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