Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 504034
[QLOGIC 5.4] Include qlge anaconda strings
Last modified: 2015-07-14 00:27:04 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #479288 +++
The new FCoE CNA's ( Converged Network Adapters ) support an ethernet function too which requires it's own driver. This driver, QLGE, is upstream in 2.6.28.
After speaking with Denise, although the qla2xxx strings are in RHEL 5, it's probably safe to add qlge as well in case this is used as a standalone NIC (for some reason).
Qlogic: do you have anaconda strings for qlge available to be added?
We need a description that will go into this file http://git.fedorahosted.org/git/?p=anaconda.git;a=blob;f=loader2/module-info;h=7e810cda7e33a30cfc7e746bf33a3654bca3c480;hb=refs/heads/rhel5-branch
Hoe about "QLogic 8xxx Ethernet".
Marcus - this could have marketing/trademark implications - can you verify with Sameer?
OK. It seems to match other QLogic boards and spells our name with the capitol L. I don't see entries for the 8 Gb board, QLA25xx...
Or the FCoE part of the 8xxx board....
Marcus - can you verify if this still needs addressing? Does the Beta have everything needed?
Given that we are so late in the rhel5 cycle, I would like to propose this for rhel5.5
This will be important for RHEL installations on blade servers, they will have no other interface available. We believe this is correct, but it needs to be checked for both Ethernet and FC on these boards. I have given a board to the Anaconda group to verify correct operation.
There will be thousands of these blade servers coming on line during the 5.4 time frame, 5.5 will be too late for them.
I'm going to have to agree with Marcus - the amount of work QLogic and RH have already done getting the kernel pieces in 5.4 should depend on all anaconda and hwdata additions.
The question I have for the anaconda team is if *not* having the anaconda strings would be an inconvenience (so there is no pretty text in the installer) or if the strings are required in order for driver to function properly. Anyone know this answer? Thanks!
We went thru this awile back. What happens is the correct modules will also not be on the boot ISO or disk. So we were forced to release this on our website (QLogic/IBM). Which is nasty.
I will check with the Anaconda folks tomorrow - Tuesday July 14th to see if we can confirm this stuff.
Marcus - so can you confirm the following is what you need?
QLogic 8xxx Ethernet
That text is correct. We also need to make sure that the FC, which is the second PCI function on both ports of the board is also recognized correctly.
And secondly that the qla25xx, our 8 Gb HBA, is also recognized. I think that the PCI id's are somehow matched up with the strings and it all has to be correct...
Anaconda needs the driver name and a small description. It is necessary to put
The description on comment #15 is what I need.
This will be present in the next version of anaconda (22.214.171.124)
Do your Anaconda edits address the concerns brought up in comment #16? The card needs to be recognized as Ethernet and FC(qla2xxx) and there is separate concern about qla25xx.
The PCIid's for the FC function and the NIC function on this dual function card are different. Support for the FC function and it's PCIID's is already in anaconda in RHEL5.4. I have verified this by performing SAN installation/boots.
Does this response resolve the concerns or there additional information needed?
>Does this response resolve the concerns or there additional information needed?
Yes, it does. Thanks Richard.
What Richard said in Comment #22. We had per plan included the FCoE anaconda strings, but neglected to include the ethernet-only anaconda strings if this was going to be performed. Hope this helps!
Richard - so I'm assuming this has been successfully tested (the NIC function)?
I am not sure if NIC function has been fixed. Can you tell me if anaconda (126.96.36.199) is in snap3. If so, I will make sure NIC function is tested here at IBM.
I have requested this bugzilla be reverse mirrored to IBM LTC bugzilla, I will add our NIC driver developer to that mirror to follow up on status of testing NIC function.
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*** Bug 53850 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2009-07-23 12:25 EDT-------
I just tested RHEL54 snap3 and the qlge NIC interfaces appears in the anaconda to be used as a interface to install the System.
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