Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174639
System hangs with kernel panic when using current 3ware drivers
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:21 EST
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Description of problem:
It is necessary to update the drivers for the 9000 series 3ware cards (which otherwise work fine with the native RHEL4 driver) if you intend to use 3ware's 3DM2 monitoring software.
However, if you update to drivers (to 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52) when using kernel 2.6.9-22.0.1.ELsmp, the system hangs with a kernel panic.
Note that the 184.108.40.206 driver is required for the new 9550SX cards, and that driver would probably work for the 7000, 8000, and 9000 series cards also. So, the best fix for this problem might be to incorporate the 220.127.116.11 driver into the kernel.
This 3DM2 problem has been going on for a while (since Core 2 or 3 at least I think) and it would be great to have a robust solution that doesn't require a dozen steps by the user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade 9500S firmware and drivers to 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124
Actual Results: System hangs with the following output:
insmod: error inserting '/lib/3w-9xxx.o': -1 Invalid module format
ERROR: /bin/insmod exited abnormally! (pid 207)
[several omitted lines]
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Expected Results: successful boot
Dual xeon, using SMP kernel, 9500S-4LP 3Ware RAID card.
It is too late to update the 3ware driver in RHEL 4 Update 3. I will put this on
the list of things being considered for Update 4.
We are planning to update the driver in U4. We will need to see if this issue is
resolved by that update.
Created attachment 128791 [details]
3ware 9000 Storage Controller Linux Driver v2.26.02.001 for kernel 2.6.9-22.0.1.ELsmp SMP 686
Please download and insmod the attached driver and let us know if it solves
your problem (or not).
Created attachment 128793 [details]
3ware 9000 Storage Controller Linux Driver v2.26.04.010 for kernel 2.6.9-22.0.1.ELsmp SMP 686
sorry, the previous driver was the obsolete version.
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 the 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.