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Advisory: Linux - HPE Mellanox RoCE User Space Library RPM Is Known to Conflict with libmlx5-rdmav2 RPM from SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Update 2

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Advisory: Linux - HPE Mellanox RoCE User Space Library RPM Is Known to Conflict with libmlx5-rdmav2 RPM from SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Update 2
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2017-07-26

Last Updated: 2017-07-26


DESCRIPTION

The Mellanox RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) driver component includes both kernel space and user space components.

Below is an example for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Update 2:

  • mlnx-ofa_kernel-kmp-default-3.4_k4.4.21_69-OFED.3.4.2.1.5.1.ged26eb5.sles12sp2.x86_64.rpm (Kernel modules RPM)
  • mlnx-ofa_kernel-3.4-OFED.3.4.2.1.5.1.ged26eb5.1.sles12sp2.x86_64.rpm (RPM containing user space libraries).

The RoCE user space library RPM (mlnx-ofa_kernel) is known to conflict with the libmlx5-rdmav2 RPM available with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Update 2.

When installing Mellanox RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) driver package, using a command similar to the following:



rpm -Uvh mlnx-ofa_kernel-kmp-default-3.4_k4.4.21_69-OFED.3.4.2.1.5.1.ged26eb5.sles12sp2.x86_64.rpm mlnx-ofa_kernel-3.4-OFED.3.4.2.1.5.1.ged26eb5.1.sles12sp2.x86_64.rpm

The following message may be displayed if the libmlx5-rdmav2 RPM is already installed:


warning:mlnx-ofa_kernel-kmp-default-3.4_k4.4.21_69-OFED.3.4.2.1.5.1.ged26eb5.sles12sp2.x86_64.rpm:Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID 26c2b797: NOKEY

Preparing...################################# [100%]
file /usr/lib64/libmlx5-rdmav2.so from install of mlnx-ofa_kernel-3.4-OFED.3.4.2.1.5.1.ged26eb5.1.sles12sp2.x86_64 conflicts with file from package libmlx5-rdmav2-1.0.2-10.2.x86_64

SCOPE

Any HPE ProLiant server running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Update 2 and configured with any of the following devices:

  • HPE Ethernet 25Gb 2-port 640SFP28 Adapter (HPE Part Number: 817753-B21)
  • HPE Ethernet 25Gb 2-port 640FLR-SFP28 Adapter (HPE Part Number: 817749-B21)
  • HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 1-port 840QSFP28 Adapter (HPE Part Number: 825110-B21)
  • HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 2-port 840QSFP28 Adapter (HPE Part Number: 825111-B21)
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546SFP+ Adapter (HP Part Number: 779793-B21)
  • HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546FLR-SFP+ Adapter (HP Part Number: 779799-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544+M Adapter (HP Part Number: 764282-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+M Adapter (HP Part Number: 764283-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+QSFP Adapter (HP Part Number: 764284-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP Adapter (HP Part Number: 764285-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP Adapter (HP Part Number: 764286-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand QDR/EN 10Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter (HP Part Number: 644160-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand FDR/EN 10/40Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter (HP Part Number: 644161-B21/644161-B22)
  • HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10/40Gb 2-port 544QSFP Adapter (HP Part Number: 649281-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10/40Gb 2-port 544FLR-QSFP Adapter (HP Part Number: 649282-B21)
  • HP InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544FLR-QSFP Adapter (HP Part Number: 649283-B21)
  • HP Infiniband QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2P 544i Adapter (HP ProLiant SL4545 G7 Server and HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 Server LOM)


The following Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) release is affected:

  • SPP 2017.07.1.

RESOLUTION

This is a known issue with SLES12-SP2 Mellanox driver included in SPP version 2017.07.1. This is targeted to be resolved in a future SPP release.

Ensure that the libmlx5-rdmav2 RPM from the Linux distribution is not installed on the target node prior to the installation of "mlnx-ofa_kernel".

If the RPM is already installed, uninstall the RPM before installing HPE Mellanox RoCE driver packages using a command similar to the following:

#rpm -e libmlx5-rdmav2-1.0.2-10.2.x86_64




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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 1-port 840QSFP28 Adapter, HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 2-port 840QSFP28 Adapter, HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10/40Gb 2-port 544QSFP Adapter, HP InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10/40Gb 2-port 544FLR-QSFP Adapter, HP InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544FLR-QSFP Adapter, HP InfiniBand QDR/EN 10Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter, HP InfiniBand FDR/EN 10/40Gb Dual Port 544M Adapter, HP Infiniband QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2P 544i Adapter, HPE InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+QSFP Adapter, HPE InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP Adapter, HPE InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544+FLR-QSFP Adapter, HPE InfiniBand QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 544+M Adapter, HPE InfiniBand FDR/Ethernet 10Gb/40Gb 2-port 544+M Adapter, HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546SFP+ Adapter, HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546FLR-SFP+ Adapter
Operating Systems Affected: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (AMD64/EM64T)
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: SIK2241
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