3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2014 12:40 AM by yairi

    ConnectX IB Flash Recovery

      Hi- is anyone able to shed any light on why this? Trying to configure ethernet over Infiniband and we have a ConnectX adapter showing as being in Flash Recovery mode:


      # lspci -v | grep Mellanox

      07:00.0 Memory controller: Mellanox Technologies MT25408 [ConnectX IB Flash Recovery] (rev b0)

              Subsystem: Mellanox Technologies MT25408 [ConnectX IB Flash Recovery]


      Even trying to get the PSID of the card generates an error:


      # mstflint -d 07:00.0 -qq q

      Warning: memory access to device 07:00.0 failed: No such device or address. Switching to PCI config access.

      -E- Cannot open Device: 07:00.0. No such device or address MFE_NO_FLASH_DETECTED


      Does this point to a general card failure? Can't seem to find anymore info on the MFE_NO_FLASH_DETECTED error. Is there anyway to get the firmware on there?

        • Re: ConnectX IB Flash Recovery

          try one of the following method


          1) Run " ibv_devinfo"



          Try downloading latest mft tool from



          After installation


          a) run " mst start" ( to start tool)

          b) run " mst status" ( to get the status of the installed cards) and use it in step 3

          c) run " flint -d  </dev/mst/mt4099_pci_cr0> -qq q

            • Re: ConnectX IB Flash Recovery

              Hi: output to those commands as below:

              # ibv_devinfo

              No IB devices found


              # mst start

              Starting MST (Mellanox Software Tools) driver set

              Loading MST PCI module - Success

              Loading MST PCI configuration module - Success

              Create devices

              Unloading MST PCI module (unused) - Success

              # mst status

              MST modules:


                  MST PCI module is not loaded

                  MST PCI configuration module loaded


              MST devices:


              /dev/mst/mt401_pciconf0 - PCI configuration cycles access.

              domain:bus:dev.fn=0000:07:00.0 addr.reg=88 data.reg=92

              Chip revision is: B0

              # flint -d /dev/mst/mt401_pciconf0 -qq q

              -E- Cannot open Device: /dev/mst/mt401_pciconf0. No such file or directory MFE_NO_FLASH_DETECTED