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Bug 235277 - mkinitrd needs to pull in MODULE_FIRMWARE firmware
Summary: mkinitrd needs to pull in MODULE_FIRMWARE firmware
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: James Laska
: 380641 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-04 19:38 UTC by Jon Masters
Modified: 2013-09-02 06:20 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2008-0437
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-21 15:26:14 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Fix for uninitialized flag in nash's hotplug.c (deleted)
2008-01-18 19:49 UTC, Mike Snitzer
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2008:0437 normal SHIPPED_LIVE mkinitrd bug fix and enhancement update 2008-05-20 13:11:44 UTC

Description Jon Masters 2007-04-04 19:38:03 UTC
We need the MODULE_FIRMWARE enablers already added to Fedora mkinitrd to be in
5.1 too so firmware updating can work.


Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-16 04:02:46 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 2 Mike Snitzer 2007-12-11 19:20:46 UTC
Any pointers to a mkinitrd package that allows RHEL5U1 firmware
loading/updating?  Stock RHEL5U1 doesn't support it.

Comment 3 Jon Masters 2007-12-11 20:56:51 UTC
I believe this is in RHEL5.1. In order for this to work, your module needs to
make use of the MODULE_FIRMWARE macro, which it might not yet. What's the module?


Comment 4 Mike Snitzer 2007-12-12 01:13:11 UTC
The qla2xxx driver from

The following MODULE_FIRMWARE instances exist:

And "modinfo -F firmware qla2xxx" shows:

I can also see mkinitrd copying the firmware to the initrd:
`/lib/firmware/ql2300_fw.bin' -> `/tmp/initrd.we3894/lib/firmware/ql2300_fw.bin'

But yet when I load that initrd it still doesn't load/find the firmware.  And
the qla2xxx driver ultimately fails to load.

Could this be at all related to bug#378651 ?

Comment 5 Mike Snitzer 2008-01-18 19:49:54 UTC
Created attachment 292189 [details]
Fix for uninitialized flag in nash's hotplug.c

To respond to my comment#4, FC8's bug#378651 is the issue here.  RHEL5U1 also
does NOT properly load firmware for the qla2xxx.

The attached patch fixes it for RHEL5U1 (as verified with a kernel).

I really need RHEL5U2 to include this mkinitrd fix...

Comment 7 Peter Jones 2008-01-31 23:15:45 UTC
Fixed in mkinitrd- .

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2008-05-21 15:26:14 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 13 Brian Lane 2012-05-15 18:13:14 UTC
*** Bug 380641 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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