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Broadcom TG3 drivers and TSO

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http://www.unix.com – We recently had some HP DL380 G8 servers delivered and I have installed RHEL 5.6 and 5.8 on them. Both OS use the Tegon3 driver for the BCM 5719 onboard NICs. Trouble I had was when any command expecting a lot of output ie sysctl -a was run the system hangs up and stops responding to ping for about 5-10 minutes then finally displays the prompt. When attempting to transfer files the system would copy in bytes, not even kilo-byte speeds. I found that if I disable TSO problem goes away immediately. We have G7 servers also those servers have never had any issue with TSO enabled. They loo (HowTos)