[CentOS-virt] missing bnx2x firmware files in Xen4CentOS CentOS6 kernel 3.18.12-11

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jul 7 03:43:21 UTC 2015

On 07/05/2015 11:35 AM, T.Weyergraf wrote:
> Hi folks
> As mentioned in the subject, kernel-3.18.12-11 is missing firmware files
> required to run Broadcom/Qlogic network cards, driven by bnx2x driver.
> While in the source-rpm, there is a bnx2/bnx2x firmware tgz being
> applied during the rpm build, along with a patch adding these firmware
> files to firmware/Makefile, neither the tgz nor the patch contain the
> required firmware files. In 3.18, the driver bumped to version
> 1.710.51-0, requiring the following firmware files/versions to work:
> firmware:       bnx2x/bnx2x-e2-
> firmware:       bnx2x/bnx2x-e1h-
> firmware:       bnx2x/bnx2x-e1-
> I helped myself by either copying the required firmware-files to the
> target-machines' /lib/firmware/bnx2x dir and ultimately by adding the
> files to the source-rpm along with a new Makefile patch and rebuilding
> the kernel rpms.
> However, as bnx2x NICs seem quite commonplace these days, I suggest to
> fix this 'upstream'. If required, I can provide the (trivial) patch. I
> pulled the firmware-files from a CentOS 7 stock kernel.
> Regards
> Thomas


Please see if this kernel solves your issues:


Johnny Hughes

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