[CentOS] Broadcom NetXtremeII and CentOS 6

Mon Oct 10 20:32:32 UTC 2011
Steve Thompson <smt at vgersoft.com>

On Mon, 10 Oct 2011, stwe22 at comcast.net wrote:

> Has anyone managed to get CentOS 6 x86_64 running on a server with a 
> Broadcom NetXtremeII BCM5709 network adaptor? If so have you seen any 
> issues with the network freezing?

I haven't tried CentOS 6 yet, but I have had this problem with CentOS 5.
Try this in /etc/modprobe.conf:

options bnx2 disable_msi=1

and reboot. This is a fix on all of the systems that I have tried it on.