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Date:      Tue, 21 Nov 2006 07:57:46 -0900
From:      "Peter A. Giessel" <>
To:        Frank Bonnet <>
Cc:        freeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: NIC driver question
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On 2006/11/21 4:34, Frank Bonnet seems to have typed:
> Nathan Vidican wrote:


>> few intel cards utilizing the 'em', but nothing real extensive or 


> I'll need the gigabit X 2 as we extensively use the imap protocol
> ( 500 , 600 imap processes during work hours )
> thanks for your feedback

I had a few problems with the bge card before 6.1 fixed some bugs.

I would go with the em cards if given a choice.  Intel develops their
own drivers for the em cards, I don't believe that Broadcom does the
same for their bge cards.  I believe that bge is a third party effort,
and while they do an extraordinary job, they don't have the same
"inside knowledge" that intel has when they develop their em cards.

man em:
*** QUOTE ***
     The em driver was written by Intel Corporation
*** END QUOTE ***

man bge:
*** QUOTE ***
     The bge driver was written by Bill Paul <>.
*** END QUOTE ***

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