Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 434956
PCI-e Mainpine series cards not auto detected by kernel.
Last modified: 2009-06-16 13:16:29 EDT
Description of problem: We are currently evaluating the use of Mainpine's server
class multi-port modem cards in RHEL5 servers. From the looks of it the current
RHEL5 kernel does not support the auto-detection of the PCI-e version the
RocForceDUO et al.
This is a known issue and a fix has already been applied and released with the
latest vanilla 2.6 kernel. Alan Cox posted the patches for this issue back on
Fri, 31 Aug 2007.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the RHEL5 kernel with the PCI-e Mainpine card installed
2. Notice that it is not detected and we do not see the serial devices.
Expected results: See and use the Mainpine card.
Additional info: I was able to successfully apply and validate Alan Cox's
patches to the current RHEL5 kernel source. I used the following src RPM:
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Please consider applying this patch as it is impossible to use Redhat with mainpine pci-e cards in enterprise environment.