Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101487
LTC3761-qla2300 driver cannot initialize adapters during install
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:57 EST
The following has be reported by IBM LTC:
qla2300 driver cannot initialize adapters during install
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Hardware Environment: IBM x440 8way, 64GB RAM, 8 Qlogic FC 2310 adapters
Software Environment: RHAS30 Beta 1 install
Steps to Reproduce:
1.With specified hardware environment begin beta install. System reaches point
where it is loading qla2xxx driver and remains there for > 10 minutes. The
qlogic adapters are discovered but attempts to communicate with them appear to
return errors. The driver times out and reissues the commands until iterations
Actual Results: Had to remove the qla2310 adapters to complete the install.
Expected Results: Should have been able to initialize the adapters during
Additional Information: Once the install issue is worked around and the distro
is installed, on subsequent reboots the qla2310 adapters are discovered and
initialized properly. Since this is a Summit chipset machine could it be the
installation kernel isn't setting up the apic correctly?
Arjan, can you look at this while I am on vacation?
This is a dupe of 99362
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99362 ***
Fwiw the installer doesn't use apics at all but PIC mode via the $PIR table
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-07-08 08:10 -------
Hardware environment should read 16GB ram...
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2003-30-08 09:27 -------
Tried on RHAS 3.0 Build 399 with only a single CEC enabled. It failed in the same way.
was the controller in an RXE extension enclosure ?
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-30-08 10:30 -------
Tried to reverify on build 399. I disabled so as to run with a single CEC. It
still fails with timeouts on the qlogic adapters.
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2003-30-08 12:48 -------
As an workaround alternative to removing the qla adapters during the install
you could use the "linux noprobe" option and avoid even trying to initialize
the qla2xxx driver.
------ Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2003-30-08 13:10 -------
Yes, two of the qla2310 adapters were in an RXE expansion enclosure.
------ Additional Comments From email@example.com 2003-25-09 16:38 -------
Since this will be documented in a release note (install on a minimally
configured system with one CEC and no RXE expansion, then plug in the rest
of the system after install), I'd like to set the resolution of this bug
to "Documented". See the note above from Red Hat for more details on
the available options and long-term plan.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.