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Fw: [] Blade 2000
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 <>
Subject: Re: [] Blade 2000

From: BERTRAND Joël <>
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
>> but I haven't verified that this kernel was bootable.
>> I have built my own bbc_i2c driver as a module. 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_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 with exactly the same bug.
> 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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Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Userrel, Trustees)