two gigabit cards on one server = problem

two gigabit cards on one server = problem

Post by Mark Fain » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 01:33:24



I seem to be having an incompatibility problem with two gigabit Ethernet
cards.

Server: Fujitsu PrimePower 200
OS: Solaris 10
Ethernet Card 1: SysKonnect SK-9843 SX (skge)
Ethernet Card 2: Fujitsu Gigabit Ethernet PW008GE1U (fjge)

It doesn't matter how I try to install the drivers only one driver can
be installed at a time.  It should work since it has worked before
(server is being reconfigured with Solaris 10)

It seems both drivers are trying to use the same aliases in
/etc/driver_aliases

If I install the SysKonnect driver the Fujitsu driver must be
uninstalled first and vice-versa.

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-Mark

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two gigabit cards on one server = problem

Post by Casper H.S. Di » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 02:56:50



>I seem to be having an incompatibility problem with two gigabit Ethernet
>cards.
>Server: Fujitsu PrimePower 200
>OS: Solaris 10
>Ethernet Card 1: SysKonnect SK-9843 SX (skge)
>Ethernet Card 2: Fujitsu Gigabit Ethernet PW008GE1U (fjge)
>It doesn't matter how I try to install the drivers only one driver can
>be installed at a time.  It should work since it has worked before
>(server is being reconfigured with Solaris 10)
>It seems both drivers are trying to use the same aliases in
>/etc/driver_aliases
>If I install the SysKonnect driver the Fujitsu driver must be
>uninstalled first and vice-versa.

Can the same driver connect to both?

Is the Fujtisu card a rebadged Marvel perhaps?

Which pciids are being used?

Can you post the prtconf -vp output for the two devices in question?

Casper

 
 
 

two gigabit cards on one server = problem

Post by Mark Fain » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 06:19:57




>> I seem to be having an incompatibility problem with two gigabit Ethernet
>> cards.

>> Server: Fujitsu PrimePower 200
>> OS: Solaris 10
>> Ethernet Card 1: SysKonnect SK-9843 SX (skge)
>> Ethernet Card 2: Fujitsu Gigabit Ethernet PW008GE1U (fjge)

>> It doesn't matter how I try to install the drivers only one driver can
>> be installed at a time.  It should work since it has worked before
>> (server is being reconfigured with Solaris 10)

>> It seems both drivers are trying to use the same aliases in
>> /etc/driver_aliases

>> If I install the SysKonnect driver the Fujitsu driver must be
>> uninstalled first and vice-versa.

> Can the same driver connect to both?

> Is the Fujtisu card a rebadged Marvel perhaps?

> Which pciids are being used?

> Can you post the prtconf -vp output for the two devices in question?

> Casper

I can't have them installed at the same time but it seems that both
drivers are trying to use the same pciids.

Here is the prtconf -vp output for the Fujitsu card, I uninstalled the
driver, installed the Fujitsu driver and then physically removed the
SysKonnect card to be sure there is only one Ethernet card (besides the
hme interface).

Node 0xf00dd120
             cabinet-name:  'Cabinet#0'
             board-name:  'Motherboard#0'
             assigned-addresses:
82001010.00000000.00014000.00000000.00004000.81001014.00000000.00000800.00000000.00000100
             power-consumption:  00000000.017d7840
             reg:
00001000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02001010.00000000.00000000.00000000.00004000.01001014.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000100
             compatible: 'pci1148,9821' + 'pci1148,4300' + 'pciclass,020000'
             name:  'ethernet'
             66mhz-capable:
             fast-back-to-back:
             devsel-speed:  00000001
             class-code:  00020000
             interrupts:  00000001
             max-latency:  0000001f
             min-grant:  00000017
             subsystem-vendor-id:  00001148
             subsystem-id:  00009821
             revision-id:  00000013
             device-id:  00004300
             vendor-id:  00001148
             pcibus-name:  'PCIBUS#C'
             component-name:  '00-PCI#3'
             fru:  'PCI Slot(PCI#3 at Motherboard#0)'

prtdiag:

========================= IO Cards =========================

      Bus   Freq
Brd  Type  MHz   Slot        Name                          Model
---  ----  ----  ----------  ----------------------------
--------------------
  0   PCI    33            1  network-SUNW,hme

  0   PCI    33            2  ethernet-pci1148,9821

  0   PCI    33            3  scsi-glm/disk (block)
Symbios,53C875
  0   PCI    33            5  SUNW,m64B                     SUNW,370-4362

Same as above but reversed, I completely uninstalled the Fujitsu card
and added the SysKonnect card (by the way it doesn't appear to be
rebranded).

prtconf -vp

         Node 0xf00dd210
             cabinet-name:  'Cabinet#0'
             board-name:  'Motherboard#0'
             assigned-addresses:
82001010.00000000.00100000.00000000.00004000.81001014.00000000.00000300.00000000.00000100.82001030.00000000.00120000.00000000.00020000
             power-consumption:  00000000.017d7840
             reg:
00001000.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000000.02001010.00000000.00000000.00000000.00004000.01001014.00000000.00000000.00000000.00000100.02001030.00000000.00000000.00000000.00020000
             compatible: 'pci1148,9843' + 'pci1148,4300' + 'pciclass,020000'
             name:  'ethernet'
             66mhz-capable:
             fast-back-to-back:
             devsel-speed:  00000001
             class-code:  00020000
             interrupts:  00000001
             max-latency:  0000001f
             min-grant:  00000017
             subsystem-id:  00009843
             subsystem-vendor-id:  00001148
             revision-id:  00000012
             device-id:  00004300
             vendor-id:  00001148
             pcibus-name:  'PCIBUS#D'
             component-name:  '00-PCI#4'
             fru:  'PCI Slot(PCI#4 at Motherboard#0)'

prtdiag:

========================= IO Cards =========================

      Bus   Freq
Brd  Type  MHz   Slot        Name                          Model
---  ----  ----  ----------  ----------------------------
--------------------
  0   PCI    33            1  network-SUNW,hme

  0   PCI    33            2  ethernet-pci1148,9843

  0   PCI    33            3  scsi-glm/disk (block)
Symbios,53C875
  0   PCI    33            5  SUNW,m64B                     SUNW,370-4362

Thanks for your help

-Mark

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two gigabit cards on one server = problem

Post by Casper H.S. Di » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 09:03:16



>Here is the prtconf -vp output for the Fujitsu card, I uninstalled the
>driver, installed the Fujitsu driver and then physically removed the
>SysKonnect card to be sure there is only one Ethernet card (besides the
>hme interface).
>             compatible: 'pci1148,9821' + 'pci1148,4300' + 'pciclass,020000'
>             subsystem-vendor-id:  00001148
>             subsystem-id:  00009821
>             device-id:  00004300
>             vendor-id:  00001148
>             fru:  'PCI Slot(PCI#3 at Motherboard#0)'
>      Bus   Freq
>Brd  Type  MHz   Slot        Name                          Model
>---  ----  ----  ----------  ----------------------------
>--------------------
>  0   PCI    33            1  network-SUNW,hme
>  0   PCI    33            2  ethernet-pci1148,9821
>  0   PCI    33            3  scsi-glm/disk (block)
>Symbios,53C875
>  0   PCI    33            5  SUNW,m64B                     SUNW,370-4362
>             compatible: 'pci1148,9843' + 'pci1148,4300' + 'pciclass,020000'
>             subsystem-id:  00009843
>             subsystem-vendor-id:  00001148
>             device-id:  00004300
>             vendor-id:  00001148

Interesting.

So in this particular case, you install both cards; you also install
both drivers but "rem_drv this_drv" after installing each package.

Then you run:

        add_drv -m '* 0600 root sys' -i '"pci1148,9843"' skge
        add_drv -m '* 0600 root sys' -i '"pci1148,9821"' fjge

And you'd have both drivers attached to either device.

(Well, unless I misread and swapped the ids, but I'm sure you get
the point)

Casper