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Application of SLES9 SP3 changes load order of mpt modules

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Service Pack 3
Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) Support Pack 2 Linux

Situation

After application of SP3, mptfc and mptsas were loaded in the wrong order in the initrd. Prior to SP3, these modules were not necessarily split out in most environments. Thus, in a customized environment where they had been manually split and load-order specified, when SP3 is applied, the load order potentially changes.

Example

The "broken" line from /etc/sysconfig/kernel:
INITRD_MODULES="sata_vsc qla1280mptspi mptfc mptsasqla2300 qla2200 xfs"
The correct line:
INITRD_MODULES="sata_vsc qla1280mptsas mptspi mptfcqla2300 qla2200 xfs"

Resolution

After application of SP3, and prior to reboot, verify the INITRD_MODULES line in/etc/sysconfig/kernel to ensure proper load order specific to the environment.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:3008717
  • Creation Date:04-OCT-06
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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