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Bug 86483 - Boot Hangs when activating eth3 NC7770 PCI-X gigabit server adapter
Summary: Boot Hangs when activating eth3 NC7770 PCI-X gigabit server adapter
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-24 01:22 UTC by Larry Cole
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:41 UTC

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Description Larry Cole 2003-03-24 01:22:20 UTC
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Description of problem:
Server: Proliant DL580G2 4 cpu, 6GB memory
ethernet adapter NC7770 PCI-X Gigabit server adapter

neat description shows BCM5700 in RHAS 2.1
neat description shows Tigon3 in phoebe

system hangs (usually) when booting with adapter in slot 1 or 2 (non hot plug 
bus.)  System hangs on ifdown eth3 on the few times it got past startup.  
System boots ok if adapter in slot 4 (hot plug bus.)

Tried this on two systems and alternate ethernet cards with same result.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.NC7770 PCI-X in slot 1 or 2 of Proliant DL580G2 
2.Boot - system hangs on ifup or adapter or ifdown adapter after boot
3.Server internal hardware light goes on when system hangs

Actual Results:  System hangs - power on boot required

Expected Results:  ethernet comes on line during boot

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:41 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
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