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

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 15:36:44 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:43 PM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> 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
> Thomas,
> Please see if this kernel solves your issues:
> http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/xen-kernel/x86_64/Packages/
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes

There was a response, "Nope, those did not work". See:



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