Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241256
Network does not work with Xen kernel
Last modified: 2009-02-13 13:06:28 EST
Description of problem:
Using the Xen kernel leaves the network unusable
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Broadcom Netextreme BCM5751M
Fujitsu Lifebook A3040
AMD Turion 64 MObile MT-37
Just boot on either 32 or 64 bit Xen kernel
(Also fails with SuSE Xen kernel)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Xen kernel
Same reults with both 32/64 bit Xen kernel. Non Xen works OK.
Tried latest Broadcom tg3 module (3.71b), same errors.
On the kernel line for the XEN kernel, acpi=off does the trick. I am running
XEN kernel 2.6.18-8.1.6. I can get on the internet fine, and when the XEND
service starts toward the end of the boot, it now starts very quickly instead of
timing out and not establishing the bridge environment properly.
Have you tried it on newer RHEL kernels with out the acpi argument?
No response to need info, closing as fixed. Please reopen if you can reproduce it on the current release. Thanks.