Problem with bnx2 NICs & latest RHEL/CentOS kernel

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn dennisml at conversis.de
Tue Jul 17 07:13:36 CDT 2012


Hi,
do you use bonding/vlan tagging?
If so you might hit this bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834764

Regards,
  Dennis

On 07/17/2012 12:33 PM, George Hills wrote:
> Hi Ned,
> 
> Many thanks for the reply.
> 
> Running the latest 2.6.32-279.1.1.el6.x86_64 kernel from RHEL6 I have
> broken networking, and the output below for both "ethtool -i eth0" and eth1
> (the latter  having "bus-info: 0000:01:00.1" instead).
> 
> driver: bnx2
> version: 2.2.1
> firmware-version: 6.2.12 bc 5.2.3 NCSI 2.0.11
> bus-info: 0000:01:00.0
> 
> Running 2.6.32-220.23.1.el6.x86_64 from RHEL6 I have working networking,
> and the below:
> 
> driver: bnx2
> version: 2.1.11
> firmware-version: 6.2.12 bc 5.2.3 NCSI 2.0.11
> bus-info: 0000:01:00.0
> 
> Running 2.6.32-220.23.1.el6.x86_64 with
> kmod-bnx2-2.2.1.32.269-1.el6_2.x86_64.rpm from RHEL6 I have working
> networking, and the below:
> 
> driver: bnx2
> version: 2.2.1
> firmware-version: 6.2.12 bc 5.2.3 NCSI 2.0.11
> bus-info: 0000:01:00.0
> 
> So I'm *suspecting* that it's not the bnx2 driver itself at fault, but
> something else in the new kernel. But I guess no-one else has had trouble yet?
> 
> When I run tcpdump under the new/broken kernel, I see CDP and STP frames
> from the switch, but nothing else incoming.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> On 12 Jul 2012, at 16:05, Edward Ashley wrote:
> 
>> What does ethtool -i ethX tell you?
>> I get this (although this is on a PE 1950):
>>
>> driver: bnx2
>> version: 2.1.11
>> firmware-version: 6.2.14 bc 5.0.4 ipms 1.6.0
>> bus-info: 0000:04:00.0
>>
>> also try disabling OMSA which is what I had to do on one of the boxes to
>> be able to update the firmware before I could get IPMI working.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Ned
>>
>> On 12 July 2012 16:01, George Hills <george at brightbox.co.uk
>> <mailto:george at brightbox.co.uk>> wrote:
>>
>>     Hallo,
>>
>>     Is anyone using the kernel from RHEL / CentOS 6.3 and having trouble
>>     with bnx2 NICs in a Poweredge?
>>
>>     I'm trying the EL 6.3 kernels (2.6.32-279 and 2.6.32-279.1.1) on a
>>     Poweredge R510 with built-in bnx2 NICs, and seeing link up, but no
>>     traffic passing.
>>
>>     All the previous kernels were fine.
>>
>>     I've tried changing to the bnx2 firmware from the previous kernel (no
>>     change)
>>
>>     I've tried using the previous kernel with the kmod-bnx2 package
>>     (which includes the same bnx2 driver as the new kernel), and that
>>     works fine.
>>
>>     Cheers
>>
>>     --
>>     George Hills
>>     Systems Administrator
>>     Brightbox
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