[CentOS] 1 Gbit/s Ethernet NIC under CentOS

Thu Dec 2 07:11:07 UTC 2010
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 1 Dec 2010, Timo Schoeler wrote:

> Well, Realcrap is known to be crap everywhere. Ask the OpenBSD guys. ;)
> Intel. Broadcom. That's what we use here w/o any issues; however, there
> are some Intel NICs that are *not* able to handle Jumbo Frames due to an
> internal design glitch.

I've had Broadcom NICs just go off into their own little world requiring the
machine to be physically powered down and back up again before they'd start
working again.  Replaced with an Intel quad port board (igb driver) and all
was decidedly well.