PowerEdge R900 vs RHEL5 kernel vs bnx2 failure

Paul M. Dyer pmdyer at ctgcentral2.com
Tue Aug 26 10:01:40 CDT 2008


Hi,

you could take a look at whether the driver is loaded, etc.

$ lsmod |grep bnx

$ modinfo bnx2

$ cat /etc/modprobe.conf

If the driver module is not in memory, then you need to load it (modprobe bnx2).

But then again, it may be a problem with ifconfig.   Check that you have the eth0,eth1 configured to startup.

$ ifconfig

$ ifup eth0 ...

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher McCrory" <chrismcc at pricegrabber.com>
To: "Narendra K" <Narendra_K at dell.com>
Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 1:32:47 PM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
Subject: Re: RE:PowerEdge R900 vs RHEL5 kernel vs bnx2 failure

Hello...

On Fri, 2008-08-22 at 14:53 +0530, Narendra_K at dell.com wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Can you post your grub.conf a# grub.conf generated by anaconda


no dkms on any of my servers.


nothing special in grub:

#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this
file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/md3
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/md1
default=2
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (2.6.18-92.1.10.el5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.1.10.el5 ro root=/dev/md3
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-92.1.10.el5.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (2.6.18-92.1.6.el5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 ro root=/dev/md3
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-92.1.6.el5.img
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (2.6.18-53.1.19.el5)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-53.1.19.el5 ro root=/dev/md3
        initrd /initrd-2.6.18-53.1.19.el5.img




> nd output of "dkms status" output ?
> 






> With regards, 
> Narendra K
> 
> 
> _____________________________________________ 
> Hello...
> 
>   I have a PowerEdge R900 running RHEL 5.x (IIRC, one of the first
> R900s
> off the assembly line).  Running RH5.1 with a 2.6.18-53.xxx kernel all
> was good.  When updating to RH5.2 with kernel 2.6.18-92.xxx the NICs
> ( bnx2 ) are not recognized, so the networking never starts
> successfully.
> 
>  Has anyone else run into the same problem?  Any successes?
> 
> 
> p.s.  My 2950s all work fine with RHEL5.2
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Christopher McCrory
>  "The guy that keeps the servers running"
> 
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