[Solved] Marvel 88E8056 Gigabit NIC in CentOS 8?

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Re: [Solved] Marvel 88E8056 Gigabit NIC in CentOS 8?

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/23 01:01:53

What package do you have installed and what kernel?
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Re: [Solved] Marvel 88E8056 Gigabit NIC in CentOS 8?

Post by trusso » 2020/02/23 12:17:01

Hello,

Package is kmod-sky2-1.30-2.el8_1.elrepo.x86_64
uname -a outputs 4.18.0-177.el8.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Feb 12 19:59:38 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Fresh installed Centos 8 from the latest iso, then updated. Added elrepo then yum installed kmod-sky2.

Mobo is Asus P5B-E Plus https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5BE_ ... fications/
lspci lists
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
as network controller.
The main problem of using 4.18.0-147.5.1.el8_1.x86_64 - which kmod-sky2 wants - is that the video driver apparently doesn't work on this one - GK208B [GeForce GT 710] (rev a1)

Thanks for your support!

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Re: [Solved] Marvel 88E8056 Gigabit NIC in CentOS 8?

Post by TrevorH » 2020/02/23 13:47:20

You're using a Stream kernel and the kmods from ELRepo do not support those (or only by accident). You need to run CentOS Linux 8.1 not CentOS Stream to use ELRepo kmods.
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Re: [Solved] Marvel 88E8056 Gigabit NIC in CentOS 8?

Post by trusso » 2020/02/23 14:05:57

Understood, thank you so much for the quick response.

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Re: [Solved] Marvel 88E8056 Gigabit NIC in CentOS 8?

Post by 100os » 2020/07/14 22:32:19

Hi,

Other than a single service that I have to sort out, my server is working fine, as far as I know, with an A+ security rating from EFF and others. Generally humming along without a hitch.

Here is the issue, which I understand is not necessarily an *issue*, but irks me nonetheless: dmesg gives the following for kmod-sky2, a module needed for the NIC in question:
[ 2.224099] sky2: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[ 2.224160] sky2: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[ 2.224916] sky2: driver version 1.30
[ 2.225092] sky2 0000:03:00.0: Yukon-2 Optima chip revision 1
[ 2.225404] sky2 0000:03:00.0 eth0: addr 22:af:34:43:d3:26
[ 2.283767] sky2 0000:03:00.0 enp3s0: renamed from eth0
[...]
[ 28.584190] sky2 0000:03:00.0 enp3s0: enabling interface
[...]
[ 30.932741] sky2 0000:03:00.0 enp3s0: Link is up at 1000 Mbps, full duplex, flow control both
The line in bold being the mild concern.

The module appears to be the up to date elrepo version:
[root@######### ~]# yum info *sky2*
Last metadata expiration check: 2:05:03 ago on Tue 14 Jul 2020 05:10:11 PM ADT.
Installed Packages
Name : kmod-sky2
Version : 1.30
Release : 3.el8_2.elrepo
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 136 k
Source : kmod-sky2-1.30-3.el8_2.elrepo.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : elrepo
Summary : sky2 kernel module(s)
URL : http://www.kernel.org/
License : GPLv2
Description : This package provides the sky2 kernel module(s).
: It is built to depend upon the specific ABI provided by a range of releases
: of the same variant of the Linux kernel and not on any one specific build.
So the question is, how do I sign the module, or get the module signed to get me eventually to be able to enforce signing.

Thanks a million in advance.

Wiboolean

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