Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55082
acenic driver on Kernel 2.4.9-6enterprise not loading on Netfinity 5500
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
Netfinity 5500 RH 7.1 install, upgraded to 2.4.9-6enterprise kernel
3Com 3C985 Gigabit Ethernet NICOn 2.4.3-12enterprise, acenic driver loads
On 2.4.9-6enterprise, attempting to ifup the card will cause kernel to loop
complaining that the acenic firmware is not running. System becomes unusable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot using 2.4.9-6enterprise on Netfinity 5500
2.ifup eth1 (acenic is eth1)
Actual Results: Kernel printk messages, complaining that firmware is not
running, and loops infintely trying to bring eth1 up.
Expected Results: eth1 to be enabled correctly
Created attachment 35022 [details]
We've been investigating a similar report yesterday and found the cause late
last night; I'll make a new acenic driver available later today.
I've put the new sourcecode up on
download the files, make sure the kernel-source package is installed and
and then cp the resulting acenic.o to it's final place:
cp acenic.o /lib/modules/`uname -r/kernel/drivers/net
Applying the patch fixes the Firmware loading problem. System currently running
on Kernel 2.4.9-6enterprise + acenic patch with uptime of 20+ hours (to date).
Would there be a more automated fix to this short of manually applying the patch?
We released a kernel errata yesterday, which has this fix included.
Thanks for reporting the problem!