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Kernel crash with 10Gb Emulex card during card configuration

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1


The kernel crashes when it is tried to configure the be2net based card. Usually this happens during the installation after the first reboot. Following is displayed/logged:

[  413.296530] kernel BUG at
[  413.296538] invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP 
The issue only happens when a cable is plugged into the port.


This is a firmware issue, please update the firmware of the Emulex 10GB card. The firmware needs to be at least >= 4.0.487.13


Additional Information

The current firmware version can be checked with

/sbin/ethtool -i eth0
driver: be2net
version: 4.0.487.10
firmware-version: 2.703.397.1004
bus-info: 0000:0c:00.0
Notice: this output shows an older firmware version as required


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  • Document ID:7010424
  • Creation Date: 10-Jul-2012
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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