[pve-devel] bnx2 : tests with 131.12.1.el6 kernel

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Mon Sep 19 08:17:47 CEST 2011


Hi Alexandre,

I just upload that update to the pvetest repository:

ftp://download1.proxmox.com/debian/dists/lenny/pvetest/binary-amd64/pve-kernel-2.6.32-6-pve_2.6.32-45_amd64.deb
ftp://download1.proxmox.com/debian/dists/lenny/pvetest/binary-amd64/pve-firmware_1.0-14_all.deb

Please can you test those packages instead?

- Dietmar

From: Alexandre DERUMIER [mailto:aderumier at odiso.com]
Sent: Montag, 19. September 2011 08:07
To: Dietmar Maurer
Cc: pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com
Subject: bnx2 : tests with 131.12.1.el6 kernel

Hi Dietmar, i have succefusly build 131.12.1.el6 kernel (with 042stab037.1 openvz).

now built-in bnx2 module works fine on squeeze and lenny.

bnx2 driver is updated to version 2.1.6

# modinfo bnx2
filename:       /lib/modules/2.6.32-6-pve/kernel/drivers/net/bnx2.ko
firmware:       bnx2/bnx2-rv2p-09ax-6.0.17.fw
firmware:       bnx2/bnx2-rv2p-09-6.0.17.fw
firmware:       bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1a.fw
firmware:       bnx2/bnx2-rv2p-06-6.0.15.fw
firmware:       bnx2/bnx2-mips-06-6.2.1.fw
version:        2.1.6

So i'll test it on a non critical production server , with msi-x enabled.
the crash bug is random, so i'll test it during many days/week to see if now it's working correctly.

I have another server with 2.6.32-6-pve kernel and 2.0.23b bnx2 driver, with msi-x disable workaround.

I'll keep you in touch if the crash occur again.





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De: "Alexandre DERUMIER" <aderumier at odiso.com<mailto:aderumier at odiso.com>>
À: "Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com<mailto:dietmar at proxmox.com>>
Cc: pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com<mailto:pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com>
Envoyé: Dimanche 18 Septembre 2011 18:16:07
Objet: Re: [pve-devel] bnx2 driver crashing

I had checked the bnx2 offical source code,

bnx2: MSI-X hang on 5709 NICs -> nic dead

is not apply yet.

I've verify previous proxmox kernel on same hardware, msi-x was working without problem (since 1 year).




>>The redhat/debian driver does not support newer cards (that is why we include
>>the sources from Broadcom).
>>We had simply to many customers complaining that the driver does not work at all.

Do you know witch broadcom model does not work with debian or redhat source kernel ?
rhel6 is pretty new, sound strange than it not support new hardware.


I have recent Dell servers,and broadcom cards( 5709) are working without problem with debian and redhat.



I see a new kernel-2.6.32-131.12.1.el6.src.rpm kernel, I'll try to build it to see if it's work on squeeze and lenny.




----- Mail original -----

De: "Dietmar Maurer" <dietmar at proxmox.com<mailto:dietmar at proxmox.com>>
À: "Alexandre DERUMIER" <aderumier at odiso.com<mailto:aderumier at odiso.com>>
Cc: pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com<mailto:pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com>
Envoyé: Dimanche 18 Septembre 2011 17:17:37
Objet: RE: [pve-devel] bnx2 driver crashing



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alexandre DERUMIER [mailto:aderumier at odiso.com]<mailto:[mailto:aderumier at odiso.com]>
> Sent: Sonntag, 18. September 2011 10:13
> To: Dietmar Maurer
> Cc: pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com<mailto:pve-devel at pve.proxmox.com>
> Subject: Re: [pve-devel] bnx2 driver crashing
>
> so maybe debian and redhat add some patches to prevent it ?
>
> found this on redhat (a lot of patches) :
> [Broadcom 5.6 FEAT] Update bnx2 to 2.0.8+
>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=568601
>
> The following upstream patches have been applied to these rpms.
> 1. netdev: Remove redundant checks for CAP_NET_ADMIN
> 2. bnx2: avoid compiler errors
> 3. bnx2: EEH is failing without timout
> 4. bnx2: protect tx_timeout_reset with rtnl_lock()
> 5. bnx2: dump some state during tx_timeout()
> 6. bnx2: print warning when unable to allocate
> 7. bnx2: read firmware version from VPD
> 8. bnx2: update version to 2.0.3
> 9. bnx2: Refine VPD logic
> 10. bnx2: reset_task is crashing the kernel 11. bnx2: Fix bnx2_netif_stop()
> merge error 12. bnx2: Flush the register writes which setup the MSI-X 13. bnx2:
> Refine statistics code 14. bnx2: Save statistics during reset 15. net: remove
> HAVE_ leftovers 16. bnx2: Check BNX2_FLAG_USING_MSIX flag 17. bnx2: Need
> to call cnic_setup_cnic_irq_info() after 18. bnx2: Adjust flow control water
> marks 19. bnx2: Allow for user-specific multiple advertisement speed 20. bnx2:
> Fix bug when saving statistics 21. bnx2: Update firmwares and update version to
> 2.0.8
>

Aren't those already included in current RHEL6 kernel?

> To get the "2.0.8+" part, incorporate patches in RHEL6:
> 1. bnx2: Fix netpoll crash
> 2. bnx2: Use proper handler during netpoll
> 3. bnx2: Update 5709 MIPS firmware mips = 5.0.0j15 rv2p = j10
> 4. bnx2: Fix hang during rmmod bnx2
> 5. bnx2: Always enable MSI-X on 5709

And those apply to the original broadcom sources we use?

- Dietmar





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