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From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
Subject: Fw: [2.6.29.4] Blade 2000
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2009 23:37:39 +0000
Perhaps of interest if you use the ql2200_fw.bin

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Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2009 15:39:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Miller <davem@...>
To: joel.bertrand@...
Cc: sparclinux@...
Subject: Re: [2.6.29.4] Blade 2000


From: BERTRAND Joël <joel.bertrand@...>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 11:58:54 +0200

> BERTRAND Joël a écrit :
>>     Hello,
>>     I have made some minor modifications in bbc_i2c driver to add en entry
>>     in /proc directory. ALl mofications have been made against 2.6.29.4
>>     but I haven't verified that this kernel was bootable.
>>     I have built my own bbc_i2c driver as a module. 2.6.29.4 kernel hangs
>>     just after qla2xxx initialization. I don't think that this driver try
>>     to upload firmware. This firmware is built into the kernel.
>> CONFIG_UEVENT_HELPER_PATH="/sbin/hotplug"
>> # CONFIG_STANDALONE is not set
>> # CONFIG_PREVENT_FIRMWARE_BUILD is not set
>> CONFIG_FW_LOADER=y
>> CONFIG_FIRMWARE_IN_KERNEL=y
>> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="ql2200_fw.bin"
>> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware"
>> Root rayleigh:[/lib/firmware] > ls
>> edgeport emi62 keyspan_pda ql2100_fw.bin ql2300_fw.bin ql2400_fw.bin
>> emi26     ess    korg         ql2200_fw.bin  ql2322_fw.bin  yamaha
>> Root rayleigh:[/lib/firmware] >
>> Configuration:
>> Blade 2000, 2 GB, 2*UIII+/900, Creator3D, internal NIC + 2*3Com NIC.
>>     Is it a known trouble ?
> 
> 	Nobody ? I have tried 2.6.29.1 with exactly the same bug. 2.6.28.7
> 	worked fine.

I wonder if there is some subtle endianness problem with the
qlogic firmware, so we load it incorrectly into the chip and
it hangs.
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