Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 786937
kernel 3.3.0 requires a new (or renamed) bnx2 firmware file
Last modified: 2016-11-07 22:46:02 EST
Description of problem:
A bnx2 network card - id 14e4:163b (rev 20) - causes the following error on boot:
kernel: [ 16.272402] bnx2: Can't load firmware file "bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kernel-3.3.0-0.rc1.git6.1.fc17.x86_64
2. reboot the system
The error mentioned above, and no usable network link.
Successful firmware loading, network link
Copying bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw to bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw was a sufficient workaround.
The problem was mentioned on the kernel netdev list here:
However, I did not see 6.2.1b in the linux-firmware git tree, only 6.2.1 and 6.2.1a
There's a similar report for bnx2x as well that is hitting F16 because the compat-wireless stuff brings the 3.3-rc1 drivers back to the F16 3.2 kernel.
David, I'll look at updating linux-firmware in Fedora if I don't hear from you by Monday.
Andy, can you see if this build works for you:
Works here on a machine that needs it.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Works here on a machine that needs it.
Thanks Kevin. I think I'll commit and submit this as an update.
This should be fixed in today's rawhide.