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Description of problem:
After installing kernel-2.4.9-e.12smp with up2date and making the necessary
lilo.conf changes, the system locks up during boot up while loading the qla2200
module. This is the same problem I experienced after installing the e.10smp
The following information I emailed to a RedHat rep after my problem with the
previous kernel. It is all still relevant to my current problem with e.12smp:
Server is Compaq Proliant 6500 running Advanced Server 2.1
The SAN is an EMC Symmetrix.
The HBA is a Qlogic QLA2200F (PCI Fibre Channel ROM BIOS 1.79).
The following are the last messages generated before the boot up hangs:
Loading qla2200 module
qla2x00: Found VID=1077 DID=2200 SSVID=1077 SSDID=2
scsi0: Found a QLA2200 @ bus 4, device 0x4, irq 10, iobase 0x3000
scsi(0): Configure NVRAM parameters...
qla2x00: 64 Bit PCI Addressing Enabled
scsi(0): Verifying loaded RISC code...
scsi(0): Verifying chip...
scsi(0): Waiting for LIP to complete...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the system using kernel-2.4.9-e.12smp
2.Observe system hang when "Loading qla2200 module"
Actual Results: Hangs so that the power button has to be hit, and the system
needs to be booted using the old e.3smp kernel.
Expected Results: Qla2200 module should finish loading.
Take a look to /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.12smp/kernel/drivers/addon/ . There are
several versions of the Qlogic drivers. You try to load the other drivers at
/etc/modules.conf . I can't remember the names, sorry. But they are something
like qla_XXX (XXX=numbers)
Could be interesting to update a new qla firmware ?
Please try the newer qlogic drivers in kernel/drivers/addon/, as
In the latest AS 2.1 errata (2.4.9-e.27) the driver name is
drivers/addon/qla2xxx/qla2200.o This is driver rev. 6.04.01.
The driver contains the firmware for the card, so a newer driver often
(and in this case, does) contain newer firmware.
Re-open this bug if there is still a problem.