Subject: Re: hardware compatability Re: Linux emulation, binary software, cluster/grid and SMP
To: George Georgalis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/07/2006 11:14:59
In message <20060307172805.GA6702@sta.duo>, "George Georgalis" writes:
>I have no idea what's up with the keyboard but the nic is a
>Broadcom bcm5700 which I don't see in 3-0 source. The blades came
>with RedHat, the dmesg is below. Is there any hope?
Nope, you won't ever find a bcm5700 in a high-density blade, since a
real bcm5700 requires a separate PHY chip. hmm.
Looking at your linux device-configuration/ACPI output, the Linux
*driver* is for the bcm57xx gig-e family, what you have is a bcm5714.
There's support in bge(4) in NetBSD-current for the 5714/5715 and
(untested) for 5780, and an incomplete backport (PCI-ids, PHY support)
in NetBSD-3-stable. I can arrange a pullup, or (if you can rebuild a
kernel/install media) send a patch.
I don't know enough about your other problems (PS/2 kbd on blade,
sata) to comment.
>Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Driver bcm5700 with Broadcom NIC Extension (NICE) ve
>r. 8.2.18 (08/01/05)
>ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:04.0[A] -> GSI 26 (level, low) -> IRQ 169
>eth0: Broadcom BCM5780S 1000Base-SX found at mem f72d0000, IRQ 169, node addr
>eth0: Broadcom BCM5714S Integrated Serdes transceiver found
>eth0: Scatter-gather ON, 64-bit DMA ON, Tx Checksum ON, Rx Checksum ON, 802.1Q
> VLAN ON, TSO ON
>ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:04:04.1[B] -> GSI 27 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
>eth1: Broadcom BCM5780S 1000Base-SX found at mem f72f0000, IRQ 177, node addr
>eth1: Broadcom BCM5714S Integrated Serdes transceiver found
>eth1: Scatter-gather ON, 64-bit DMA ON, Tx Checksum ON, Rx Checksum ON, 802.1Q
> VLAN ON, TSO ON
SERDES? are these really optical gig-e? I doubt the NetBSD driver