Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51100
NIC detection issue
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:22:24 EDT
Test Case 5.0.3 - NIC/driver removal
Red Hat 7.1, ML330, bcm5700.0 2.0.9 (eth1)
To satisfy this test case, I physically remove a previously configured NIC
(NC7770). Kudzu runs and displays "the bcm5700 device has been removed
from your system" as expected. It asks for input for one of three
choices: Remove Configuration, Keep Configuration, or Do Nothing. I
choose Remove Configuration so that the system can be configured with no
Nics (Broadcom Nics)
An "unconfiguring device" message briefly displays
Upon bringing up the server again, a message appears - Insmod eth1 failed
Further inspection reveals configuration information for the removed NIC
is still displayed in Linux conf and modules.conf.
I am unsure if this is an OS problem, NIC problem, or operator problem.
However, the system cannot be fully reconfigured for no NICS unless it
Retested with Red Hat 7.2 Beta3.
I physically removed a previously configured NIC (NC7770). Kudzu runs and
displays "the following network card was removed from your system"
and "unknown vendor|generic bcm5700 device". It asks for input for one of
three choices: Remove Configuration, Keep Configuration, or Do Nothing.
I choose Remove Configuration so that the system can be re-configured with
no Nics (Broadcom Nics).
1. I still see messages pertaining to insmod eth1 failures.
2. Linuxconf and modules.conf still contain driver entries.
3. The ethernet associated with the NC7770 is now detected during a fresh
4. Kudzu is not reporting the detection of the Compaq NC7770.
I am unsure if point #1 and #2 are expected behaviour. I went back to
Linuxconf and selected disable eth1, rebooted, and the insmod eth1 failure
messages went away.
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax
Did you have multiple broadcoms in the machine and only remove one, or was
the broadcom the only card in the machine?
There is only one Broadcom NIC in the machine.
Will be fixed in 0.99.15-1; thanks!