On Tuesday 24 April 2012 15.56.09 Lars Hecking wrote: > Peter Kjellstr??m writes: > > On Monday 23 April 2012 17.54.33 Lars Hecking wrote: > > > I just kickstarted a new machine with the latest CentOS 6.2 files, > > > > > > including kernel 2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64. It came up without network > > > interfaces. > > > > > > dmesg says: > > > bnx2: Can't load firmware file "bnx2/bnx2-mips-09-6.2.1b.fw" > > > > This is because you have the kmod-bnx2 package which contains a newer > > driver (2.2.1) but not a complete set of firmwares (two out of five files > > missing). > Looks like a vanilla kernel bug. > > http://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/17/268 What you're hitting is similar but not the same. You installed an rpm that redhat built for a few new NICs as part of their DUP (Driver Update Program): https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2012-0503.html Afaict, they say not to use it for other NICs. In your case a non listed NIC broke because that package lacked some firmware. That is, the problem is crystal clear, bug in the kmod-bnx2 package (but it could be claimed to be a documented limitation...). > > This machine is using the normal bnx2 driver (2.1.11) for which there is a > > complete set of firmwares (provided by the kernel-firmware package). > > Spot on - the working machine did not have kmod-bnx2 installed. > > > If you don't need the 2.2.1 driver I suggest you remove the kmod-bnx2 > > package from the first machine and fall back to the driver in the normal > > kernel package. > > Installing without kmod-bnx2 worked, and I also had to get rid of > kmod-cnic, which /tmp/yum.log listed as requiring kmod-bnx2. "yum remove kmod-bnx2" is suggested way to remove packages in a dependency- aware way. /Peter
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