[Bridge] Re: tg3 bridge problems

Gergely Madarasz gorgo at broadband.hu
Wed Jan 12 01:21:03 PST 2005


On Tue, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:19:12PM -0800, dave at randomparity.com wrote:
> Greg,
> 
> My understanding was that the x346 provides remote management support
> through an integrated IPMI system management processor (according to the
> x346 data sheet).  I also know that the Broadcom controllers provide IPMI
> management support through firmware which runs on the controller.  Perhaps
> the problem is that the IPMI firmware is resetting promiscuous mode on the
> MAC underneath the driver after the hardware reset occurs.

Sounds possible, but why would it do that?

> Does the x346 provide any mechanisms to disable the IPMI system management
> processor (perhaps a BIOS setup option)?  Does the problem go away when
> you do so?

No, unfortunatelly I didn't find any way to turn it off. 

Greg



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