[CentOS-virt] Fwd: bnx2x driver in Xen4 kernel

Sat Nov 9 12:19:17 UTC 2013
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:34:57AM -0400, Dusty Mabe wrote:
> Hi,
> After following the instructions here
> http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Xen/Xen4QuickStart and installing the
> kernel from Xen4 CentOS project
> (kernel-3.4.61-9.el6.centos.alt.x86_64) I can't use any networking
> because the firmware for my NIC is not available:
> Bringing up interface eth0.3:  bnx2x 0000:02:00.0: firmware:
> requesting bnx2x/bnx2x-e1h-
> bnx2x: [bnx2x_init_firmware:11696(eth0)]Can't load firmware file
> bnx2x/bnx2x-e1h-
> bnx2x: [bnx2x_func_hw_init:5476(eth0)]Error loading firmware
> bnx2x: [bnx2x_nic_load:2118(eth0)]HW init failed, aborting
> This seems similar to http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=6513 . Is
> this a bug? Is this a known issue?

Yeah, it looks like the kernel is missing the firmware for your NIC.
Please open a bug on bugs.centos.org


-- Pasi