Modules missing : aic94xx and wd719x

I go this message 2 times before the 5.13 update :

==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x

I saw these 2 modules on AUR :

  • aic94xx-firmware 30-9 -> Adaptec SAS 44300, 48300, 58300 Sequencer Firmware
  • wd719x-firmware 1-5 -> Driver for Western Digital WD7193, WD7197 and WD7296 SCSI cards

Surprised that it comes only now ! Everything works well !
Did someone already installed them ?

@FLVAL

Mon ami, here is another thread with info and links on this subject

Pudge

Thanks @Pudge, I missed it. So I will let it like this, all is rolling as well. :wink:

I have had them installed many times and other times not. It doesn’t seem to make any difference. They are both firmware for SCSI cards or so it thinks. I do have some hardware it is recognizing as possibly requiring it but i don’t think it’s a big deal. What surprises me is it seems to be showing up more prevalent and possibly on newer hardware?

this is showing up on all of my machines here for years :wink:

As @joekamprad said, these have shown up on 3 separate machines for me each time the kernel is updated. I do not have the hardware that the modules reference. I can install the modules so that the build process quits complaining or I can just ignore them. I ignore the warnings. No harm done.

The theme appears in the 3 different kernel that I have installed:

$ sudo mkinitcpio -p linux-zen
[sudo] password for judd: 
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-zen.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-zen.img
==> Starting build: 5.3.13-zen1-1-zen
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-zen.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-zen.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-zen-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.3.13-zen1-1-zen
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-zen-fallback.img
==> Image generation successful
]$ sudo mkinitcpio -p linux
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
==> Starting build: 5.3.13-arch1-1
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 5.3.13-arch1-1
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
==> Image generation successful
]$ sudo mkinitcpio -p linux-lts
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'default'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
==> Starting build: 4.19.86-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts.img
==> Image generation successful
==> Building image from preset: /etc/mkinitcpio.d/linux-lts.preset: 'fallback'
  -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img -S autodetect
==> Starting build: 4.19.86-1-lts
  -> Running build hook: [base]
  -> Running build hook: [udev]
  -> Running build hook: [modconf]
  -> Running build hook: [block]
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x
==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx
  -> Running build hook: [keyboard]
  -> Running build hook: [keymap]
  -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
  -> Running build hook: [fsck]
==> Generating module dependencies
==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-lts-fallback.img
==> Image generation successful

Ignoring it is appropriate, everything works like silk !

Also been getting for Years on my Dell 5440, I understand your worry, when I first saw it I was kind of like WTH?! But no matter what Version still the same error when updating Kernel. it doesn’t seem to make a difference since not running Scsi components so no big deal.

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I have installed both because I don’t like warnings :slight_smile: Nothing bad happened and the warnings disappeared.

That’s right. I don’t understand some people’s problems. If neither SCSI controller is plugged in, this message is irrelevant, at most a cosmetic blemish

Just like for years here and there (there are always threads of scared users) appearing warnings about certain missing microcodes, if you don’t have such a CPU.

Just read what wrote and know how to value it. Warnings are warnings and nothing more.

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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mkinitcpio#Possibly_missing_firmware_for_module_XXXX

Possibly missing firmware for module XXXX

When initramfs are being rebuild after a kernel update, you might get these or similar warnings:

==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: aic94xx ==> WARNING: Possibly missing firmware for module: wd719x

These appear to any Arch Linux users, especially those who have not installed these firmware modules. If you do not use hardware which uses these firmwares you can safely ignore this message.

:sunglasses: