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Re: [dm-devel] RE: qla2xxx 0000:03:0c.0: Firmware image unavailable

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 10:04 AM, James Bottomley
<James Bottomley hansenpartnership com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 22:22 -0800, Sudhakar Pannerselvam wrote:
>> As James mentioned earlier, this is a distribution issue. I had seen
>> this issue with redhat. If you observe redhat distro qlogic drivers,
>> they compile firmware files along with the driver and hence they
>> wouldn't observe this issue when they load through initrd as there is no
>> firmware loading procedure through hotplug interface, whereas if you
>> compile qlogic driver by hand without inbuilt firmware files and using
>> distro's like redhat, you would encounter this issue. This has to be
>> addressed in nash hotplug code.
> OK, there is one little wrinkle with Red Hat:  nash is a sort of all in
> one process and it keeps going wrong.  I've opened a few bugs with red
> hat about nash over the years with hotplug issues, which this is, but
> they always ignore them and then close them when the distro goes end of
> life.

FYI, RHEL5 had this specific nash issue; but RedHat fixed it, see:

> These problems should be going away when Dave Jones finally kills off
> nash in his initrd/boot system rewrite.

Cool, sounds like it will be a nice improvement.


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