installer initrd missing kernel modules for Mellanox ConnectX HCA Ethernet

Bug #1015339 reported by Yazz D. Atlas on 2012-06-19
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Medium
Tim Gardner
Precise
Undecided
Tim Gardner
Quantal
Undecided
Tim Gardner
Raring
Medium
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

The initrd.gz found at install/netboot/ubuntu-installer/amd64/initrd.gz on the ubuntu-12.04-server-amd64.iso does not contain the mlx4_en kernel module.

This is needed if your planning to use the Mellanox ConnectX HCA Ethernet during network install.

Related bugs:
 * bug 1115710: Mellanox mlx4_en network driver is not automatically loaded

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dave Gilbert (ubuntu-treblig) wrote :

Marking High since this would make it very difficult to net install such a server (which for some might be the only sane way).

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Yazz D. Atlas (entropyworks) wrote :

This is also a problem with quantal and I have a little documentation of my fix.

http://goo.gl/PfOZd

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

The list of network drivers available to the installer is controlled by the kernel packaging, specifically the file debian.master/d-i/modules/nic-modules.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
tags: added: bot-stop-nagging
tags: added: precise
Scott Moser (smoser) on 2013-02-05
summary: - Missing kernel modules for Mellanox ConnectX HCA Ethernet
+ installer initrd missing kernel modules for Mellanox ConnectX HCA
+ Ethernet
Andres Rodriguez (andreserl) wrote :

I believe based on https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1115710 quantal would also be affected

tags: added: quantal
tags: removed: quantal
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2013-02-05
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Raring):
assignee: nobody → Tim Gardner (timg-tpi)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2013-02-05
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Raring):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Scott Moser (smoser) on 2013-02-06
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.8.0-4.9

---------------
linux (3.8.0-4.9) raring; urgency=low

  [ Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski ]

  * d-i: Add mellanox ethernet drivers to nic-modules
    - LP: #1015339

  [ Joseph Salisbury ]

  * SAUCE: ACPI: Add DMI entry for Sony VGN-FW41E_H
    - LP: #1113547

  [ Kamal Mostafa ]

  * SAUCE: alx driver import script

  [ Qualcomm Atheros, Inc ]

  * SAUCE: alx: Update to heads/master

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1117673

  * [debian] Remove dangling symlink from headers package
    - LP: #1112442
  * [config] CONFIG_ALX=m
  * [Config] Add alx to d-i nic-modules
  * [Config] CONFIG_SATA_AHCI=m
    - LP: #1056563
 -- Leann Ogasawara <email address hidden> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:54:32 -0800

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Luis Henriques (henrix) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel for Quantal in -proposed solves the problem (3.5.0-24.37). Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed-quantal' to 'verification-done-quantal'.

If verification is not done by one week from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-quantal
Luis Henriques (henrix) wrote :

I've confirmed that package nic-modules-3.5.0-24-generic-di_3.5.0-24.37_i386.udeb contains the alx.ko kernel module. Tagging this bug as verified.

tags: added: verification-done-quantal
removed: verification-needed-quantal

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.5.0-24.37

---------------
linux (3.5.0-24.37) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  [Luis Henriques]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1117492

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [Config] CONFIG_ALX=m for x86 only
    - LP: #927782

linux (3.5.0-24.36) quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  [Luis Henriques]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1116501

  [ Adam Lee ]

  * [Config] Enable RTSX_PCI modules
    - LP: #1057089

  [ Andy Whitcroft ]

  * [Config] enable various HVC consoles
    - LP: #1102206

  [ Brad Figg ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: samsung-laptop: disable in UEFI mode"
    - LP: #1111689

  [ Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski ]

  * [Config] updateconfigs for 3.5.7.3 stable update
  * d-i: Add mellanox ethernet drivers to nic-modules
    - LP: #1015339

  [ Kamal Mostafa ]

  * SAUCE: alx driver import script
    - LP: #927782

  [ Qualcomm Atheros, Inc ]

  * SAUCE: alx: Update to heads/master
    - LP: #927782

  [ Seth Forshee ]

  * SAUCE: samsung-laptop: Add quirk for broken acpi_video backlight on
    N250P
    - LP: #1086921

  [ Stefan Bader ]

  * (config) Move 9p modules into generic package
    - LP: #1107658

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [debian] Remove dangling symlink from headers package
    - LP: #1112442
  * [config] CONFIG_ALX=m
    - LP: #927782
  * [Config] Add alx to d-i nic-modules
    - LP: #927782

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "8139cp: revert "set ring address before enabling receiver""
    - LP: #1102417
  * Revert "ath9k_hw: Update AR9003 high_power tx gain table"
    - LP: #1102417
  * Revert "drm/i915: no lvds quirk for Zotac ZDBOX SD ID12/ID13"
    - LP: #1102417
  * Revert "ALSA: hda - Shut up pins at power-saving mode with Conexnat
    codecs"
    - LP: #1106966, #886975
  * be2net: don't call vid_config() when there's no vlan config
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: cleanup be_vid_config()
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: do not modify PCI MaxReadReq size
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: fix reporting number of actual rx queues
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: do not use SCRATCHPAD register
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix driver load for VFs for Lancer
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Explicitly clear the reserved field in the Tx Descriptor
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Regression bug wherein VFs creation broken for multiple cards.
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix to trim skb for padded vlan packets to workaround an ASIC
    Bug
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix Endian
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix error while toggling autoneg of pause parameters
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net : Fix die temperature stat for Lancer
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix initialization sequence for Lancer
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Activate new FW after FW download for Lancer
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix cleanup path when EQ creation fails
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Enable RSS UDP hashing for Lancer and Skyhawk
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: dont pull too much data in skb linear part
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix VF driver load for Lancer
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Ignore physical link async event for Lancer
    - LP: #1083088
  * be2net: Fix to parse RSS hash from Receive compl...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed' to 'verification-done'.

If verification is not done by one week from today, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

tags: added: verification-needed-precise
Luis Henriques (henrix) wrote :

I've confirmed that the nic-modules-3.2.0-39-generic-di_3.2.0-39.62_i386.udeb package contains the mlx4_core.ko and mlx4_en.ko kernel modules. Tagging as verified for Precise.

tags: added: verification-done-precise
removed: verification-needed-precise
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.2.0-39.62

---------------
linux (3.2.0-39.62) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  [Brad Figg]

  * Release Tracking Bug
    - LP: #1134424

  [ Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski ]

  * Revert "SAUCE: samsung-laptop: disable in UEFI mode"
    - LP: #1117693
  * d-i: Add mellanox ethernet drivers to nic-modules
    - LP: #1015339

  [ Ian Campbell ]

  * SAUCE: xen/netback: shutdown the ring if it contains garbage.
    - LP: #1117325
    - CVE-2013-0216
  * SAUCE: netback: correct netbk_tx_err to handle wrap around.
    - LP: #1117325
    - CVE-2013-0216
  * SAUCE: xen/netback: don't leak pages on failure in
    xen_netbk_tx_check_gop.
    - LP: #1117331
    - CVE-2013-0217
  * SAUCE: xen/netback: free already allocated memory on failure in
    xen_netbk_get_requests
    - LP: #1117331
    - CVE-2013-0217

  [ Jan Beulich ]

  * SAUCE: xen-pciback: rate limit error messages from
    xen_pcibk_enable_msi{, x}()
    - LP: #1117336
    - CVE-2013-0231

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * [debian] Remove dangling symlink from headers package
    - LP: #1112442
  * SAUCE: rt2x00: rt2x00pci_regbusy_read() - only print register access
    failure once
    - LP: #1128840

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * Revert "ALSA: hda - Shut up pins at power-saving mode with Conexnat
    codecs"
    - LP: #1117693, #886975
  * Revert "drm/i915: no lvds quirk for Zotac ZDBOX SD ID12/ID13"
    - LP: #1117693
  * Revert "ptrace: ensure arch_ptrace/ptrace_request can never race with
    SIGKILL"
    - LP: #1131218
  * SAUCE: xen/pv-spinlock: Never enable interrupts in xen_spin_lock_slow()
    - LP: #1011792
  * usb: gadget: dummy: fix enumeration with g_multi
    - LP: #1117693
  * usb: musb: core: print new line in the driver banner again
    - LP: #1117693
  * virtio-blk: Don't free ida when disk is in use
    - LP: #1117693
  * mac80211: use del_timer_sync for final sta cleanup timer deletion
    - LP: #1117693
  * xhci: Handle HS bulk/ctrl endpoints that don't NAK.
    - LP: #1117693
  * USB: Handle auto-transition from hot to warm reset.
    - LP: #1117693
  * USB: Ignore xHCI Reset Device status.
    - LP: #1117693
  * USB: Allow USB 3.0 ports to be disabled.
    - LP: #1117693
  * USB: Increase reset timeout.
    - LP: #1117693
  * USB: Ignore port state until reset completes.
    - LP: #1117693
  * USB: Handle warm reset failure on empty port.
    - LP: #1117693
  * xhci: Avoid "dead ports", add roothub port polling.
    - LP: #1117693
  * ASoC: wm5100: Remove DSP B and left justified formats
    - LP: #1117693
  * mwifiex: handle association failure case correctly
    - LP: #1117693
  * mwifiex: check wait_event_interruptible return value
    - LP: #1117693
  * ASoC: wm2000: Fix sense of speech clarity enable
    - LP: #1117693
  * ioat: Fix DMA memory sync direction correct flag
    - LP: #1117693
  * drm/i915; Only increment the user-pin-count after successfully pinning
    the bo
    - LP: #1117693
  * staging: r8712u: Add new device ID
    - LP: #1117693
  * staging: speakup: avoid out-of-range access in synth_init()
    - LP: #1117693
  * staging: speakup: avoid out-of-range access in synth_add()
    - LP: #1117693
  * staging: come...

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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