Looked all over google and stackoverflow; can't find an answer to this "simple" problem.
Background: I have a Supermicro server running centos 6.5 kernal 2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64. I have been trying to configure IPMI, and after much troubleshooting, I realize that the problem is likely due to the ipmi_si (and ipmi_msghandler) module not being present. I believe that the only way to obtain these modules is by upgrading the kernel:
[blah@localhost]$ yum provides "*/ipmi_msg*.ko" Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: centos.mirror.constant.com * epel: ftp.osuosl.org * extras: linux.cc.lehigh.edu * updates: mirror.metrocast.net kernel-debug-2.6.32-504.el6.x86_64 : The Linux kernel compiled with extra debugging enabled Repo : base Matched from: Filename : /lib/modules/2.6.32- 504.el6.x86_64.debug/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.ko kernel-2.6.32-504.el6.x86_64 : The Linux kernel Repo : base Matched from: Filename : /lib/modules/2.6.32- 504.el6.x86_64/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_msghandler.ko ...etc
Agreed? I'd rather obtain these modules without upgrading the kernel. Furthermore, assuming that I must upgrade the kernel, can someone confirm that the reason for this is simply that those modules are not "compatible" with the current kernel?