Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 815937
3.0.25-rt44.57.el6rt.x86_64 missing firmware rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw
Last modified: 2016-05-22 19:34:49 EDT
Description of problem:
kernel-rt-firmware and kernel-rt source rpm are missing realtek firmware files
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Boot the machine with the kernel 3.0.25-rt44.57.el6rt.x86_64
Steps to Reproduce:
1) boot the machine with the kernel 3.0.25-rt44.57.el6rt.x86_64
2) check dmesg output
Apr 24 21:57:58 blue kernel: r8169 0000:01:00.0: eth0: unable to load firmware patch rtl_nic/rtl8168e-2.fw (-2)
the whole "rtl_nic" directory is missing
the newly released kernel package is still missing the realtek firmware files
Into the source rpm kernel-rt-3.0.30-rt50.62.el6rt.src.rpm there's no trace of the ./firmware/rtl_nic/ directory
The rtl_nics firmware files were removed from the upstream source tree and moved to the linux-firmware.git repository. We are checking the licensing aspects so as to package what is in the linux-firmware.git.
Technical note added. If any revisions are required, please edit the "Technical Notes" field
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Previously, the firmware files for the RealTek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet network card were moved from the main kernel upstream repository to the linux-firmware Git repository. This update adds the firmware files back to the MRG Realtime kernel and the network cards can now properly load them.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.