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

Sun Nov 24 14:02:04 UTC 2013
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 11/23/2013 09:41 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 11/14/2013 09:53 PM, Dusty Mabe wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
>>> I found an issue with the new firmware patch ... it is fixed in testing
>>> now and I will push it on the next kernel update ...
>>> If you want to test, the kernel here should work and has the new driver:
>>> http://dev.centos.org/centos/6/xen-c6-RC1/
>>> Note: that is a 3.10.18 kernel and is currently in testing, but should
>>> work on the xen4centos6 repo
>> Looks like the new kernel is looking for a newer firmware:
>> bnx2x: [bnx2x_init_firmware:12263(eth0)]Can't load firmware file
>> bnx2x/bnx2x-e1h-
> It seems broadcom NICs and the kernel interact strangely indeed ...
> I am going to go about this in a different way .. instead of doing it
> piecemeal (which means I need individual people to tell me theirs is not
> working), I am just going to put every FW Driver for bn2x and bnx2x into
> the new kernel ... I am trying that now in a version that is
> 3.10.20-10.  I am not sure why this is not being done now upstream, but
> lets see what happens.
> I will send another email to the list if this builds .. when it is
> available.

OK, there is a newer kernel (3.10.20-11) that has all bn2x and bnx2x
firmware that is in the kernel.org firmware git tree enabled.  This
should work for you.  Please give it a try and let me know.

Johnny Hughes

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