Bug 84632 - kernel-2.4.9-e.12smp hangs while loading qla2200 module
kernel-2.4.9-e.12smp hangs while loading qla2200 module
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tom Coughlan
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-02-19 15:08 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-26 15:33:42 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2003-02-19 15:08:50 EST
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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...

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 acount closed by user 2003-02-28 23:05:57 EST
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)
Comment 2 acount closed by user 2003-02-28 23:10:37 EST
Could be interesting to update a new qla firmware ?
Comment 3 Tom Coughlan 2003-11-26 15:33:42 EST
Please try the newer qlogic drivers in kernel/drivers/addon/, as
suggested above. 

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.

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