Ifmedia set: panic; on hp Proliant DL320e v2 Gen 8
On 2.1.4. i rather often get a panic booting up (see attached picture) on specified hw.
This has been driving me nuts. I had rather intermittent behavior until I by chance changed the network cable. Had a cat 5 cable and it paniced almost every boot. Changed that into a cat 6 and I think the problem went away.
At another installation today. Updated to 2.1.4 and the server here, same hw, started to panic at boot. This server has cat 6 cables already! :-( What now?
Going to change to new cables and report back here. This installation has a rather long cat 6 on wan interface (bge1).
Have just booted the machine 3 times in a row now after changing the LAN/bge0 cable from a 2m cat 6 to a 1m cat 6. No panic on boot …
2.1.4 extremely sensitive on cable quality? I understand that that the panics comes from BSD not being able to negotiate link speed or something like that.
A rather old thread from BSD-forums.