Bug 607087

Summary: bnx2x panic dumps with multiple interfaces enabled [rhel-5.5.z]
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: RHEL Product and Program Management <pm-rhel>
Component: kernelAssignee: Jiri Pirko <jpirko>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team <kernel-qe>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: urgent    
Version: 5.5CC: acathrow, apevec, dhoward, Dmitry.Kravkov, eguan, eilong, gideonn, guru.anbalagane, jlieskov, jpirko, jwest, jwilson, lmcilroy, mchan, mchristi, peterm, pm-eus, rkhan, ron.mckeever, sgruszka, sreichar, tao, twilkins, vbian, vladz
Target Milestone: rcKeywords: ZStream
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Upon startup, the bnx2x network driver experienced a panic dump when more than one network interface was configured to start up at boot time. With this update, statistics counter initialization for function IDs greater than "1" has been disabled, with the result that bnx2x no longer panic dumps when more than one interface has the "ONBOOT=yes" directive set.
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Last Closed: 2010-07-01 18:29:03 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 602402, 609184    
Bug Blocks: 556823, 602694    

Description RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-23 07:42:52 UTC
This bug has been copied from bug #602402 and has been proposed
to be backported to 5.5 z-stream (EUS).

Comment 3 Jiri Pirko 2010-06-23 21:25:35 UTC
in 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5

Comment 7 Dmitry Kravkov 2010-06-28 08:36:46 UTC
Hi,
In order to see the issue you should configure the interface in MF mode
(you should see 8 NICs), link must be up and bnx2i loaded.

Does it help?
Dmitry

Comment 9 Douglas Silas 2010-06-28 20:54:35 UTC
Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
accordingly. All revisions will be proofread by the Engineering Content Services team.

New Contents:
Upon startup, the bnx2x network driver experienced a panic dump when more than one network interface was configured to start up at boot time. With this update, statistics counter initialization for function IDs greater than "1" has been disabled, with the result that bnx2x no longer panic dumps when more than one interface has the "ONBOOT=yes" directive set.

Comment 11 Alan Pevec 2010-06-30 22:16:08 UTC
*** Bug 602694 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2010-07-01 18:29:03 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0504.html