BUG! Tx ring full when queue awake! error on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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  • The NIC hung and the system had to be rebooted.  The following was seen on the screeen and also appears in the logs.

    kernel: bnx2: eth0: BUG! Tx ring full when queue awake!
    kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0: transmit timed out
    kernel: bnx2: fw sync timeout, reset code = 1020e13


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • HP ProLiant DL380 G5
  • Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet ( bnx2 driver)

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