Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 602155
broadcom.ko module missing from F-13 installer
Last modified: 2010-07-23 07:14:17 EDT
Description of problem:
I have been trying to install F13 on a Dell T1500 workstation. The NIC, a Broadcom BCM57780, is not initialised and so networking is not available during installation.
Here is the relevant dmesg output:
17:40:22,419 INFO kernel:tg3.c:v3.106 (January 12, 2010)
17:40:22,419 INFO kernel:tg3 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
17:40:22,419 DEBUG kernel:tg3 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
17:40:22,423 INFO kernel:tg3 mdio bus: probed
17:40:22,423 WARN kernel:eth%d: No PHY devices
17:40:22,423 ERR kernel:tg3: Problem fetching invariants of chip, aborting.
17:40:22,423 INFO kernel:tg3 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A disabled
and the lspci output:
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Device 0427
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
Region 0: Memory at fbff0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
Status: D0 NoSoftRst+ PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: Len=6c <?>
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Address: 00000000feeff00c Data: 49b0
Capabilities: [cc] Express (v2) Endpoint, MSI 00
DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <4us, L1 unlimited
ExtTag+ AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE+ FLReset-
DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
RlxdOrd- ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 4096 bytes
DevSta: CorrErr+ UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr+ TransPend-
LnkCap: Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <1us, L1 <32us
ClockPM+ Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
LnkCtl: ASPM L0s L1 Enabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk+
ExtSynch- ClockPM+ AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
DevCap2: Completion Timeout: Range ABCD, TimeoutDis+
DevCtl2: Completion Timeout: 50us to 50ms, TimeoutDis-
LnkCtl2: Target Link Speed: 2.5GT/s, EnterCompliance- SpeedDis-, Selectable De-emphasis: -6dB
Transmit Margin: Normal Operating Range, EnterModifiedCompliance- ComplianceSOS-
Compliance De-emphasis: -6dB
LnkSta2: Current De-emphasis Level: -6dB
Capabilities: [100 v1] Advanced Error Reporting
UESta: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UEMsk: DLP- SDES- TLP- FCP- CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF- MalfTLP- ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
UESvrt: DLP+ SDES+ TLP- FCP+ CmpltTO- CmpltAbrt- UnxCmplt- RxOF+ MalfTLP+ ECRC- UnsupReq- ACSViol-
CESta: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout+ NonFatalErr+
CEMsk: RxErr- BadTLP- BadDLLP- Rollover- Timeout- NonFatalErr+
AERCap: First Error Pointer: 00, GenCap+ CGenEn- ChkCap+ ChkEn-
Capabilities: [13c v1] Virtual Channel
Caps: LPEVC=0 RefClk=100ns PATEntrySize=0
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- 100ns- - - onfig- TableOffset=0
VC0: Caps: PATOffset=00 MaxTimeSlots=1 RejSnoopTrans-
Arb: Fixed- WRR32- WRR64- WRR128- TWRR128- WRR256- Fixed- RR32-
Ctrl: Enable+ ID=0 ArbSelect=Fixed TC/VC=ff
Status: NegoPending- InProgress-
Capabilities: [160 v1] Device Serial Number a4-ba-db-ff-fe-fa-dc-44
Capabilities: [16c v1] Power Budgeting <?>
This seems like a reincarnation of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=525966
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Does it work after installation? Are the required modules just missing from the install media?
I haven't installed yet as there's a separate bug with partitioning (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=601791) and I wanted to wait a couple of days to see if that could be fixed before wiping the disk.
The tg3 module is definitely present, it just doesn't work with that particular NIC, though I haven't tried removing and reloading it yet.
The broadcom.ko module is missing from the install image.
Reassigning to anaconda.
We add modules to the install image based on the modules being listed in the modules.networking file. If the broadcom.ko module is not being included, that's likely why.
Doh, sorry -- I used to know how this worked... and I rejoiced when it was shifted to the kernel; I should have remembered.
kernel-126.96.36.199-122.fc13 is building with this fixed. Not that it necessarily helps those with existing install images.
It sounds like maybe broadcom.ko module (and possibly other phy modules) need to be added to the list of modules included in the installer initrd. I think that is correct.
Switching component to anaconda.
Sorry, I should read all the comments first. :-/
*** Bug 599712 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in 188.8.131.52-122.fc13 and 2.6.34-30.fc14
I installed 184.108.40.206-124.fc13 on this box. However, it still loaded the tg3 module for this NIC, not the broadcom one. When I removed and then re-loaded tg3, the NIC was detected.
Adam, tg3 is the correct NIC driver. broadcom.ko is the driver for the PHY. The tg3 driver requires the broadcom driver and should automatically load it.
Did you _need_ to remove and re-load tg3 before the NIC was detected and working properly? If so, please show your boot messages from _before_ you did so.
Ah - thanks for the explanation. Wondered why I hadn't heard of it before...
As I recall, yes I did need to remove and re-load it, though I won't have physical access to the machine until tomorrow. I'll try and check this for you then.
Having just tried, I can report that with the -124 kernel, the NIC was detected properly and working at boot. There was no need to remove and re-load the module.
I'm thinking of purchasing a Vostro 430 for CentOS 5. But sounds like this defect is in both Fedora and RedHat, so I expect it will also be in CentOS 5. Will the fix be in the RedHat libraries sometime soon ? TIA