bnx2x: [bnx2x_get_regs] Generating register dump. Might trigger harmless GRC timeouts

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Broadcom NIC using bnx2x module seen reporting errors when ethtool or sosreport is run.
  • SOS Report triggers bnx2x errors.
  • The following messages are present in the syslog or dmesg output:
kernel: bnx2x: [bnx2x_get_regs:987(em1)]Generating register dump. Might trigger harmless GRC timeouts
kernel: bnx2x: [bnx2x_attn_int_deasserted3:4342(em1)]LATCHED attention 0x04000000 (masked)
kernel: bnx2x: [bnx2x_attn_int_deasserted3:4346(em1)]GRC time-out 0x010580d1


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Broadcom Net NIC with bnx2x driver module

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