Is there a problem of slow access interfaces with Broadcom (bce)?



  • Access to the pfsense 2.0rc2 server using a network interface Broadcom (bce) is very, very slow and occurs whenever a 503 error in the browser.
    Is there any problem with the driver bce - Broadcom NetXtreme II (BCM5706/5708/5709/5716) in pfsense 2.0RC2?

    Best regards,

    Gondim



  • No problems on my boxes with that driver but if you are on the 64bit build do a netstat -m and check the following line

    0/0/0 requests for mbufs denied (mbufs/clusters/mbuf+clusters)

    If they are NOT zero then increase the value of kern.ipc.nmbclusters. I tend to have it set to 4 times the default value but I'm running full internet routing tables.



  • @Gloom:

    No problems on my boxes with that driver but if you are on the 64bit build do a netstat -m and check the following line

    0/0/0 requests for mbufs denied (mbufs/clusters/mbuf+clusters)

    If they are NOT zero then increase the value of kern.ipc.nmbclusters. I tend to have it set to 4 times the default value but I'm running full internet routing tables.

    Hi,

    I looked at these parameters and were cleared. It may be something related to the link aggregation?

    Best regards,


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