Mellanox OFED 4.6 on CentOS w/kernel 4.4

Hello!

I’m trying to run Mellanox OFED with latest kernel-lt from elrepo.

Everything builds fine, but after restart server does not boot.

I tried on physcal server and VM under ESXi 6.7

Using latest stock CentOS 7.6 kernel - everything works fine, but I cannot compile SCST, so I tried with 4.4 kernel.

Adapter - Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE

Tried once again

Installation finished successfully.

Preparing… ################################# [100%]

Updating / installing…

1:mlnx-fw-updater-4.6-1.0.1.1 ################################# [100%]

Added 'RUN_FW_UPDATER_ONBOOT=no to /etc/infiniband/openib.conf

Attempting to perform Firmware update…

To load the new driver, run:

/etc/init.d/openibd restart

[root@stor-node2 MLNX_OFED_LINUX-4.6-1.0.1.1-rhel7.6-ext]# /etc/init.d/openibd restart

Unloading HCA driver: [ OK ]

Loading HCA driver and Access Layer: [ OK ]

And after that

Hello Dmitry,

Many thanks for posting your request on the Mellanox Community.

Based on the information provided, I was not able to reproduce the issue on the default kernel of CentOS 7.6, which is 3.10.0-957.el7.x86_64. I was able to compile and install the latest version available through → svn checkout https://svn.code.sf.net/p/scst/svn/trunk scst-svn

As for the 4.4 kernel version, it is impossible to test and validate all new kernels released after our official MLNX_OFED GA driver release. We do support all new kernels delivered through the official Linux distribution channels, so I also tested kernel version 3.10.0-957.27.2.el7, and also with this version I did not experience any issue rebuilding SCST with our latest MLNX_OFED driver.

As SCST is a Community driven subsystem, we recommend to reach out to the community, to see if this is related to the latest kernel-lt.

Many thanks,

~Mellanox Technical Support