This patch adds support for the Upstream be2net related request_firmware() needed in RHEL6. The patch is pending approval on netdev.
RHEL6 be2net driver patch is associated with bugzilla 515262.
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Created attachment 359475 [details]
Change in ethtool command to support flash f/w function
This patch must apply against the ethtool source in the src rpm :
The change is also submitted to netdev.
We need to confirm that there is third-party commitment to
test for the resolution of this request during the RHEL 6.0
Beta Test Phase before we can approve it for acceptance
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QA resource has been allocated by ServerEngines for testing this driver through
test phase. The QA contact is Vasavi Balanagu (email@example.com).
This patch is not fixing any problem; but adding a mechanism to flash a f/w image to NICs using ethtool.
Emulex is also committed to testing Ethtool with the be2net during RHEL6 beta.
Jeff, we need to pull the patch in comment #9 so ethtool has the 'flash' support in RHEL6. It's not there when I look at RHEL6 CVS.
I pulled in ethtool-2.6.33-0.1 that Jeff just build for Rawhide. He says it has this functionality. I'm not quite sure what state to put the bug in though.
I dont see ethtool -f supported in the ethtool command in the RHEL6 alpha release. Should I wait for Beta1 for this to show up ? Please let me know if you need anything from me to get this functionality.
I dont see the -f option in the ethtool command in beta1. Has this not been integrated yet ?
Probably because this wasn't included in Beta 1 in time. Please compare the version numbers of ethtool in Beta 1 compared to the "fixed in" field above.
Fixed in version field shows : ethtool-2.6.33-0.1.el6
rpm -qa in beta1 shows the version as ethtool-6-7.20090323git.1.el6.i686. What do I infer ?
Beta 1 contains ethtool-6-7.20090323git.1.el6 AFAIK.
Verified that ethtool -f works in snapshot6 in x86 platforms.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. One or more confirmation reports have already been received confirming this. This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the solution does not work for you.