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Re: [Xen-devel] no-carrier on qlogic 8242 10gig with linux 3.x running xen

  • To: Kristoffer Harthing Egefelt <k@xxxxxxx>
  • From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 17:27:02 +0300
  • Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Delivery-date: Wed, 23 May 2012 14:27:31 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xen.org>

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 02:40:04AM -0700, Kristoffer Harthing Egefelt wrote:
> > Any luck?
> >Actually after finding out about the pci=nomsi kernel parameter, I have not
> had any problems.
> >Regarding the firmware upgrade, qlogic and dell need a supported OS to run
> their diag tools on, I'm tired of >dealing with them, so I have not gathered
> this info yet.
> >Didn't try to downgrade the driver either.
> >But I'm about to try pci passthrough, to have 10gig directly in the domU.
> >I'll let you know if it works.
> The pci=nomsi actually seems to create problems for us when using pci
> passthrough.
> We could not get more than 2.5 Gbit from a domU, using netback/netfront.
> It was suggested that we use pci passthrough to get the full 10Gbit.
> However dom0 and domU crashes periodically with: 
> kernel irq 60: nobody cared (try booting with the "irqpoll" option) 
> kernel Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted
> Booting with irqpoll has no effect.
> So I tried to upgrade the firmware on the qlogic cards to 1.09.22 - no
> change.
> Qlogic's latest firmware is 1.09.65 - but is not installable on the DELL oem
> cards.
> I was not able to downgrade the qlogic driver in linux 3.2 to 5.0.24 from
> 5.0.25 as suggested in this thread, the driver will not compile - struct
> dev_mc_list is no longer defined in netdevice.h.
> As far as I can tell the pci=nomsi disables the irq handling needed for pci
> passthrough.
> Could someone confirm this?
> Could someone also clarify if this is a qlogic driver issue or a xen issue.

What Xen hypervisor version are you running? Did you already try Xen 4.1.3-rc1 
(it has irq related fixes compared to 4.1.2).

-- Pasi

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