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    Subjectqla2xxx hba crashes with older 2310 cards

    I've seen some chatter about the qla2xxx driver but not paid attention, so
    I'm sorry if this is a known issue. I've got an older qlogic hba, and recent
    drivers don't seem to play nice with it. I've got the latest firmware from
    qlogic's web site. I'm using a 2.6.21-rc6 kernel from Steve Whitehouse's
    -nmw git tree. Reverting to an older driver (but same kernel) and it works.
    The current driver gives this:

    Starting udev: BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000000
    printing eip:
    *pde = 1e511067
    *pte = 00000000
    Oops: 0000 [#1]
    Modules linked in: qla2xxx
    CPU: 0
    EIP: 0060:[<e003229d>] Not tainted VLI
    EFLAGS: 00010246 (2.6.21-rc6 #2)
    EIP is at qla2x00_init_host_attr+0x11/0x155 [qla2xxx]
    eax: de5262fc ebx: de527528 ecx: 00000000 edx: de526000
    esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: de5262fc esp: de58dd34
    ds: 007b es: 007b fs: 00d8 gs: 0033 ss: 0068
    Process modprobe (pid: 1827, ti=de58c000 task=df15c030 task.ti=de58c000)
    Stack: de527528 e003440f de12b810 de5262fc e001f8dd e001e45e de5262fc e00343a4
    de527680 00000000 e0016000 00000000 35373d72 00003136 00000000 00000086
    c0115c1a df426800 c13f1f00 00000000 c16eeba0 00000246 00000000 de526000
    Call Trace:
    [<e001f8dd>] qla2x00_probe_one+0xf69/0x1064 [qla2xxx]
    [<e001e45e>] qla2x00_do_dpc+0x0/0x442 [qla2xxx]
    [<c0115c1a>] try_to_wake_up+0x38c/0x396
    [<c0180dfa>] sysfs_make_dirent+0x29/0x35
    [<c0181bd7>] sysfs_create_link+0x128/0x141
    [<c02072fb>] kobject_get+0xf/0x13
    [<c021382d>] pci_device_probe+0x36/0x57
    [<c027337e>] really_probe+0xbd/0x146
    [<c027344b>] driver_probe_device+0x44/0xa5
    [<c0273536>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x87
    [<c0273588>] __driver_attach+0x52/0x87
    [<c0272a04>] bus_for_each_dev+0x37/0x59
    [<c0273206>] driver_attach+0x16/0x18
    [<c0273536>] __driver_attach+0x0/0x87
    [<c0272cb6>] bus_add_driver+0x5e/0x15f
    [<c021398c>] __pci_register_driver+0x6b/0x97
    [<e00140b4>] qla2x00_module_init+0xb4/0xd6 [qla2xxx]
    [<c01332ca>] sys_init_module+0x1578/0x16bc
    [<c014e9b2>] kmem_cache_destroy+0x0/0xc5
    [<c0151dba>] vfs_read+0x88/0x10a
    [<c01030d8>] sysenter_past_esp+0x5d/0x81
    [<c0400000>] rpc_free_task+0xc/0x37
    Code: cb 08 c1 e1 08 09 df 09 ce 89 b0 c4 00 00 00 89 b8 c8 00 00 00 5b 5e 5f 5d c3 55 31 c9 57 56 31 f6 53 8b b8 cc 13 00 00 8b 50 08 <0f> b6 1f 8b aa f8 02 00 00 0f b6 57 07 89 de bb 00 00 00 00 c1
    EIP: [<e003229d>] qla2x00_init_host_attr+0x11/0x155 [qla2xxx] SS:ESP 0068:de58dd34

    The older driver that works properly gives this:

    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Found an ISP2300, irq 21, iobase 0xe0016000
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Configuring PCI space...
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Configure NVRAM parameters...
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Inconsistent NVRAM detected: checksum=0x1a id=<FF> version
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Falling back to functioning (yet invalid -- WWPN) defaults
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Verifying loaded RISC code...
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: Allocated (412 KB) for firmware dump...
    scsi0 : qla2xxx
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: LIP reset occured (f7f7).
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0: LOOP UP detected (1 Gbps).
    qla2xxx 0000:01:00.0:
    QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver: 8.01.07-k4
    QLogic QLA2310 -
    ISP2300: PCI (33 MHz) @ 0000:01:00.0 hdma-, host#=0, fw=3.03.20 IPX

    Is this a known problem, or is someone working to fix it?


    Bob Peterson
    Red Hat Cluster Suite
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