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iether driver in kernel on hpux 11.31 ia64 hp server rx3600

Vijeesh CTK
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iether driver in kernel on hpux 11.31 ia64 hp server rx3600

Hello ,
I have itanium server with hardware model rx3600 and OS version 11.31 .

For resolving some NFS slowness and improve network performance I decided to upgrade the iether driver version on this server .I downloaded the patch from HP site and installed .
After installation and reboot it was found that the driver is not updated . How ever swlist shows new patch is installed.After reboot it was found that NFS services is not working on server. How ever all other networking functions were proper. The NFS issue was resolved after a reboot.

I have the kernel patch details before and after installation below. Though there is no network issue on the server now , I am worried why the driver is not installed currectly .Can any one please let me know how to resolve this ?

Before :
# what /stand/vmunix|grep -i iether
kwdbdev_iether.c $Date: 2007/11/30 15:01:50 $Revision: r11.31/6 PATCH_11.31 (B11.31.0803LR)

# swlist -l patch |grep -i IETHER-DRV
# IETHER-DRV B.11.31.0803 HP PCI/PCI-X/PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Driver
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-FRE-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for French utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-FRE-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for French utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-GER-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for German utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-GER-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for German utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-ITA-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Italian utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-ITA-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Italian utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-JPN-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Japanese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-JPN-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Japanese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-KOR-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Korean utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-KOR-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Korean utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-KRN B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Kernel Software Distribution
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-RUN B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Runtime Software Distribution
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SCH-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Simplified Chinese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SCH-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Simplified Chinese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SPA-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Spanish utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SPA-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Spanish utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-TCH-U-HLP B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Traditional Chinese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-TCH-U-MSG B.11.31.0803 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Traditional Chinese utf8



After :
# what /stand/vmunix|grep -i iether
kwdbdev_iether.c $Date: 2007/11/30 15:01:50 $Revision: r11.31/6 PATCH_11.31 (B11.31.0803LR)
[root@bwdacshpx01]:/ # swlist -l patch |grep -i IETHER-DRV
# IETHER-DRV B.11.31.0909 HP PCI/PCI-X/PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Driver
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-FRE-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for French utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-FRE-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for French utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-GER-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for German utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-GER-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for German utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-ITA-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Italian utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-ITA-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Italian utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-JPN-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Japanese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-JPN-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Japanese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-KOR-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Korean utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-KOR-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Korean utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-KRN B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Kernel Software Distribution
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-RUN B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Runtime Software Distribution
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SCH-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Simplified Chinese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SCH-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Simplified Chinese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SPA-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Spanish utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-SPA-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Spanish utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-TCH-U-HLP B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Help Files for Traditional Chinese utf8
# IETHER-DRV.IETHER-TCH-U-MSG B.11.31.0909 Gigabit Ethernet Message Catalogs for Traditional Chinese utf8
[root@bwdacshpx01]:/ #



I have an error in swagent.log as below from installtion time.

ERROR: Unload of the module 'iether' failed.

- Critical Usages detected for the module.

- More details can be found in /var/adm/cra.log.


Can any one please let me know is there any issue with this old driver on kernel and how to resolve this if possible ?