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Re: hardware advice

From: Alan Hodgson <ahodgson(at)simkin(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: hardware advice
Date: 2012-09-27 21:17:57
Message-ID: 1893014.oecozLt0Ye@skynet.simkin.ca (view raw or flat)
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On Thursday, September 27, 2012 03:04:51 PM David Boreham wrote:
> On 9/27/2012 2:55 PM, Scott Marlowe wrote:
> > Whatever you do, go for the Intel ethernet adaptor option. We've had so
> > many> 
> > >headaches with integrated broadcom NICs.:(
> 
> Sound advice, but not a get out of jail card unfortunately : we had a
> horrible problem with the Intel e1000 driver in RHEL for several releases.
> Finally diagnosed it just as RH shipped a fixed driver.

Yeah I've been compiling a newer one on each kernel release for a couple of 
years. But the hardware rocks.

The Supermicro boxes also mostly have Intel network onboard, so not a problem 
there.


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