[ofw] What are the rev relationships between WinOF downloadsatOpenFabrics vs. Mellanox?
leonid at mellanox.co.il
Tue Sep 29 07:13:04 PDT 2009
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Smith, Stan [mailto:stan.smith at intel.com]
> Sent: Sunday, September 27, 2009 7:55 PM
> To: Leonid Keller; Chris Worley; ofw at lists.openfabrics.org
> Subject: RE: [ofw] What are the rev relationships between
> WinOF downloadsatOpenFabrics vs. Mellanox?
> Leonid Keller wrote:
> > Did you try to install MLNX 2.0.5 on this machine ?
> > Do you have SRP environment (remote disks) exist for this machine ?
> > If yes - try to exclude for the sake of test.
> Hello Leo,
> So far is I've been able to duplicate the failure under the
> following conditions:
> Remote SM, Svr2008 x64, ConnectX HCA, WinOF 2.1 RC5 default
> features (no SRP) installs fine.
> Uninstall WinOF 2.1 RC5
> reinstall WinOF 2.1 RC5 +SRP (no active SRP target on the
> fabric, remote SM) nd mlx4_bus.sys loads with success
> although PNP does not load mlx4_hca.sys; similar behavior as
> seen with bad HCA firmware although in this case the HCA
> firmware is valid according to System event log entry.
> The system event log shows mlx4_bus entered the system event
> log with event #1 information although the event logger could
> not translate the event number #1 to text as there was a
> missing component?
Event Logger usually tells what it sees in the message.
Could you quote ?
> Is there a separate message file required to be installed
> with mlx4_bus.sys?
After installation you should see mlx4_hca and mlx4_bus under
Mlx4_bus should have:
> If there is an active SRP target on the fabric, the WinOF 2.5
> RC5 install proceeds correctly.
> If no active/initialized SRP target on the fabric, mlx4_bus
> fails to setup for mlx4_hca load?
I don't quite understand that.
SRP driver is loaded by IBIOU.
IBIOU is loaded by IBBUS.
IBBUS is a filter driver for MLX4_HCA and won't be loaded without the
Could you try it with the checked version, having enabled all start_up
and PnP debug messages ?
> Any idea what might cause mlx4_bus not to create PNP info for
> the load mlx4_hca in the case where an SRP client driver is requested?
> The sequence of driver loading is mlx4_bus, mlx4_hca,
> ibiou.sys, ibsrp.sys.
> It's unusual the failure is early in mlx4_bus and not later?
> For the case Chris is working on, the SM is local to the
> system being installed and the SRP target is booted although
> not initialized as the SM has yet to be installed.
> More investigation is required.
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: ofw-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org
> >> [mailto:ofw-bounces at lists.openfabrics.org] On Behalf Of Smith, Stan
> >> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 7:56 PM
> >> To: Chris Worley; ofw at lists.openfabrics.org
> >> Subject: RE: [ofw] What are the rev relationships between WinOF
> >> downloads atOpenFabrics vs. Mellanox?
> >> Chris Worley wrote:
> >>> OpenFabrics http://www.openfabrics.org/downloads/WinOF/ has the
> >>> following revisions:
> >>> 1.*
> >>> 2.0
> >>> 2.0.2
> >>> 2.1rc*
> >> WinOF 2.1 (GA) General Availability will be released very soon!
> >> If you are using WinOF, you want to use this version.
> >>> Mellanox at
> >> 3
> >>> 2&menu_section=34#tab-two
> >>> has:
> >>> 2.0
> >>> 2.0.3
> >>> 2.0.5
> >>> 2.0.6, beta
> >>> Is there any relationship between the WinOF downloads at these
> >>> sites?
> >> Mellanox ~mirrors the WinOF source tree internally and then adds
> >> their 'value components' plus MSFT WHQLs the drivers to produce a
> >> Mellanox 'Gold' release. Did I get that correct Leo?
> >> Point being Mellanox releases, along with other IB
> vendors, are based
> >> on the WinOF sources.
> >> Internal and external testing demonstrates WinOF 2.1 (RC5)
> SRP client
> >> on a single port connected to an OFED 1.4 SRP target works.
> >> Stan
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