Why does bnx2 driver shipped with RHEL5.4 result in many dropped packets?

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  • Why does bnx2 driver shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 4 results in high packet drop?
  • ifconfig command reports 'RX' packet drops and the same is reported as rx_fw_discards by ethtool -S ethX


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4
  • Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM570X Gigabit Ethernet
  • Kernel driver: bnx2

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