Bug 238884 - RHEL5-based server hangs during warm reboot in QLogic HBA BIOS initialization
RHEL5-based server hangs during warm reboot in QLogic HBA BIOS initialization
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
5.0
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike Christie
Martin Jenner
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Reported: 2007-05-03 12:57 EDT by Sidney Polyakoff
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 5.1
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Last Closed: 2007-11-21 17:24:23 EST
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Description Sidney Polyakoff 2007-05-03 12:57:35 EDT
Description of problem:

We've got 4way Opteron based server with QLA2362 HBA on board. Test installation
of RHEL5 on was successfull. Server boots up and qla2xxx loads up normally. But
next reboot fails because server hangs before kernel starts - during QLogic HBA
initialization phase. Server hangs right before HBA BIOS-concerned lines
appears. I.e. we can't see that lines. 
After this hang all we can do it's cold restart. 
Same server works and reboots well with RHEL4.2, RHEl4.3.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Base RHEL5 kernel and drivers.

How reproducible:

Every warm reboot.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot RHEL5
2. Load QLA driver
3. reboot
After that server hangs somewhere in BIOS initialisation.
  
Actual results:

Need cold restart to reboot.

Expected results:


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Comment 1 Sidney Polyakoff 2007-05-03 13:00:40 EDT
Sorry, not QLA2362 but QLA2342
Comment 2 James Fillman 2007-05-14 15:17:34 EDT
This is happening to me as well, exactly as described in this bug. I'm running
on an IBM x336. 

Perhaps the firmware that the kernel module loads is causing problems??

Comment 3 Stefan Kaltenbrunner 2007-07-01 10:23:05 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> This is happening to me as well, exactly as described in this bug. I'm running
> on an IBM x336. 
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> Perhaps the firmware that the kernel module loads is causing problems??
> 
this problem is there with the upstream kernel too - we had similar problems
with IBM x336 boxes and other kernels (plain 2.6.15/2.6.16 and also the default
debian kernels) here too(and no useful help from IBM to fix it at the time).
You can try to upgrade your bios to the latest revision (1.13 might contain a
fix for that particular problem)
http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-57354&brandind=5000008
Comment 4 Ernie Petrides 2007-09-11 17:15:04 EDT
There were two Qlogic driver updates during RHEL5.1 development (in kernel
versions 2.6.18-19.el5 and 2.6.18-27.el5).  Does the current RHEL5.1 beta
kernel resolve this problem?
Comment 5 Tom Coughlan 2007-11-21 17:24:23 EST
No answer for two months. Closing. 

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