Any current Intel em driver issues in 2.0.1?



  • Hi all,

    I am about to get new firewall hardware. The model I am looking at has 6 GbE ports (82574L and 82583V) all using the em driver. After some google search I found a few threads that people seem to be experiencing the driver freezing. But these issues all seems to be on regular FBSD installation and not pfSense.

    So I was wondering if any 2.0.1 users have either good or bad things to say about the current state of the driver?

    Thanks

    btw.: we plan on using 3x2 NIC lagg (LACP) as well as CARP


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    There aren't any current issues on em that I'm aware of.



  • We use a newer driver than stock FreeBSD 8.1 because the stock one has numerous issues. I'm not aware of any issues in our driver.



  • @cmb:

    We use a newer driver than stock FreeBSD 8.1 because the stock one has numerous issues. I'm not aware of any issues in our driver.

    How hard/easy is it to upgrade a pfSense driver?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    In most cases, not so easy. It depends on what you're trying to do, it may not be feasible in some cases and in other cases it may be possible, but not simple.


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