Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 481691
[QLogic 5.4 bug] qla2xx - Word-endian problem programming flash on PPC
Last modified: 2009-09-02 04:09:44 EDT
Testing at QLogic has discovered a word endianness problem when programming the flash on a PPC machine.
This would cause the FLASH device to become corrupt and render the card unusable until properly programmed.
Created attachment 330241 [details]
fix ppc flash programming
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I have verified fix on IBM JS21 blade server with QMI2472 IBM eServer Blade Center 4Gb Fibre Channel Expansion Card CFFX. Using SCLI version scli-1.7.1-23.ppc64.rpm, I was able to update flash image as well as modify hba parameters without observing any flash corruption.
Linux elm3c102.beaverton.ibm.com 2.6.18-131.el5 #1 SMP Fri Feb 6 21:20:45 EST 2009 ppc64 ppc64 ppc64 GNU/Linux
# modinfo -F version qla2xxx
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