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

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jul 7 17:00:02 UTC 2015

On 07/07/2015 10:36 AM, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> 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:
> https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=9030#c23582

That is a different person (I think .. maybe not), so I will wait for a
reply here too and I will make sure I have the latest fw files from
kernel.org again.

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