Using "ethtool --identify", "ethtool -p", "ethtool --blink" with bnx2, e1000e drivers locks network operations

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When running "ethtool --identify ethX" for a long time - server doesn't accept new SSH sessions.
Basically, all network card-related operations are stuck until ethtool finishes.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • bnx2 module

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