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Re: kern/40462: bnx0: Double mbuf allocation failure!
"Michael L. Hitch" <mhitch%lightning.msu.montana.edu@localhost> writes:
> I think this occurs because each bnx device attempts to allocate a large
> number of receive buffers from the mbuf cluster pool. The default size
> is too small for two bnx devices, and the bnx driver appears to be the
> only one I've seen that panics when it can't allocate the receive buffers.
> You can override this with the NMBCLUSTERS kernel config option (which
> required rebuilding the kernel). Also, enabling the GATEWAY option will
> usually double the default NMBCLUSTERS (but also requires a kernel
Thanks for the advice. I'll find a suitable service window and
try out a kernel with an increased setting for the NMBCLUSTERS
option and see what happens.
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