[CentOS] core 2 duo motherboards and centos 4
heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Jun 7 17:26:23 UTC 2007
On Mon, 29 Jan 2007, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007, Joshua Baker-LePain wrote:
>> That being said, I *did* have a good time with the network chips
>> in my new Xeon 5160 cluster nodes. Those are on Supermicro
>> X7DVL-E boards with Intel 82563EB network controllers. The driver
>> in CentOS 4.3 didn't recognize the NICs at all, and the one in 4.4
>> worked enough to install 'em but would intermittently decide to
>> stop passing traffic (on eth1, at least). Installing the latest
>> driver from intel.com (7.3.20) fixed 'em up.
> Same thing here using Xeon 5130s and the 80003ES2LAN adapters.
> Nearly lost some hair over that one.
Here's a follow-on of an old thread...
Joshua and I have been comparing notes. We've got NICs with PCI IDs of
8086:1096 (known variously as 82563EB or 80003ES2LAN, depending on
whose info you use).
In my case, the problems have cleared up with the release of CentOS
4.5 and the 2.6.9-55 kernel, which uses version 7.2.7 of the e1000
driver. By way of comparison, the 2.6.9-42.0.10.EL kernel used 7.0.33.
He hasn't been as lucky. I mentioned to him the procedure I used under
previous kernels, and will repeat it here in case anyone else is
seeing similar symptoms:
* Head to the Intel PRO/10/100/1000/10GbE Drivers project and grab the
latest release for e1000 (e.g., e1000-184.108.40.206.tar.gz).
* Identify the uname-ish version of the kernel for which you wish to
build the module (e.g., 2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp).
* Unpack the tarball, and go to the src/ subdirectory.
* make BUILD_KERNEL=3D2.6.9-42.0.8.ELsmp install (using the correct
target kernel's version, of course).
Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/
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