Odd error updating kmod-ixgbe

PeteS

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I was updating kernels on 4 servers today. On only one of them #yum -y update also needed update kmod-ixgbe and it produced a not so helpful error message (Google was no help with the error for this module). I checked the other 3 servers and they are already at the latest module version.

What I'm trying to sort out is:
1- whether to go ahead with the reboot (I put that on hold for the moment)
2- what the report is actually telling happened

I have listed packages and yum says it now the latest version.

I have tried reinstalling it and get a similar message.

Has anyone else seen this, or know anything the issue?

Here are the results of the original update attemp:

# yum -y update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, universal-hooks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* EA4: 208.74.123.62
* cpanel-addons-production-feed: 208.74.123.62
* cpanel-plugins: 208.74.123.62
* base: repo1.sea.innoscale.net
* elrepo: elrepo.org
* epel: d2lzkl7pfhq30w.cloudfront.net
* extras: mirror.web-ster.com
* updates: mirror.den01.meanservers.net
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:3.10.0-1160.66.1.el7 will be installed
---> Package kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.8.1-2.el7_9.elrepo will be updated
---> Package kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo will be an update
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

==============================================================================================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
==============================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
kernel x86_64 3.10.0-1160.66.1.el7 updates 50 M
Updating:
kmod-ixgbe x86_64 5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo elrepo 200 k

Transaction Summary
==============================================================================================================================================================================
Install 1 Package
Upgrade 1 Package

Total download size: 51 M
Downloading packages:
Delta RPMs disabled because /usr/bin/applydeltarpm not installed.
(1/2): kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64.rpm | 200 kB 00:00:00
(2/2): kernel-3.10.0-1160.66.1.el7.x86_64.rpm | 50 MB 00:00:01
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total 26 MB/s | 51 MB 00:00:01
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Installing : kernel-3.10.0-1160.66.1.el7.x86_64 1/3
Updating : kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64 2/3
Working. This may take some time ...
Failed to install module (
Failed to install module (
Done.
Cleanup : kmod-ixgbe-5.8.1-2.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64 3/3
Working. This may take some time ...
Failed to install module (
Done.
Failed to install module (
Failed to install module (
Verifying : kernel-3.10.0-1160.66.1.el7.x86_64 1/3
Verifying : kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64 2/3
Verifying : kmod-ixgbe-5.8.1-2.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64 3/3

Installed:
kernel.x86_64 0:3.10.0-1160.66.1.el7

Updated:
kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo

Complete!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here is the result of a reinstall:

yum reinstall kmod-ixgbe.x86_64
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, universal-hooks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* EA4: 208.74.123.62
* cpanel-addons-production-feed: 208.74.123.62
* cpanel-plugins: 208.74.123.62
* base: repo1.sea.innoscale.net
* elrepo: elrepo.org
* epel: d2lzkl7pfhq30w.cloudfront.net
* extras: mirror.web-ster.com
* updates: mirror.den01.meanservers.net
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo will be reinstalled
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

==============================================================================================================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
==============================================================================================================================================================================
Reinstalling:
kmod-ixgbe x86_64 5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo elrepo 200 k

Transaction Summary
==============================================================================================================================================================================
Reinstall 1 Package

Total download size: 200 k
Installed size: 642 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64.rpm | 200 kB 00:00:00
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
Installing : kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64 1/1
Working. This may take some time ...
Failed to install module (
Done.
Verifying : kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64 1/1

Installed:
kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo

Complete!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here is the yum package listing:

# yum list installed|grep kmod-ixgbe
kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo @elrepo
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! I'm not 100% sure on this one since this isn't related to the cPanel software itself, but I also didn't find much about this on my end. The last references I could find for anything odd with kmod-ixgbe was back in 2020.

If "rpm -qa | grep package_name" is showing it's on the latest version, I'd expect things to be working well after the reboot, but I'd make sure to perform that work during non-peak hours and have backups just in case.
 

PeteS

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That was pretty much my take on it too, but I wanted to throw it out here in case there are others seeing it.

I'm going to proceed as you suggested next week (after my weekend :) ) and will post back here if there are any issues. Otherwise, just assume it all went well.
 
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PeteS

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Followup: the reboot went fine, as expected.

I still find nothing on the internet about this. I only happens on this one server which should be identical as far as the OS, to others I have running. (If you can link that 2020 article, I'd be interested.)

For "fun" I did a reinstall after the reboot with the same result, though journald now yells about it...

Code:
# yum reinstall kmod-ixgbe.x86_64
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, universal-hooks
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* EA4: 208.100.0.204
* cpanel-addons-production-feed: 208.100.0.204
* cpanel-plugins: 208.100.0.204
* base: mirrors.sonic.net
* elrepo: linux-mirrors.fnal.gov
* epel: d2lzkl7pfhq30w.cloudfront.net
* extras: repo1.sea.innoscale.net
* updates: mirror.chpc.utah.edu
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo will be reinstalled
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=====================================================================================================================
Package                   Arch                  Version                                 Repository             Size
=====================================================================================================================
Reinstalling:
kmod-ixgbe                x86_64                5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo                   elrepo                200 k

Transaction Summary
=====================================================================================================================
Reinstall  1 Package

Total download size: 200 k
Installed size: 642 k
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64.rpm                                                   | 200 kB  00:00:15
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64                                                           1/1

Broadcast message from [email protected] (Sun 2022-06-05 00:46:57 PDT):

dracut[21983]: Failed to install module (


Message from [email protected] at Jun  5 00:46:57 ...
dracut:Failed to install module (
Working. This may take some time ...
Failed to install module (
Done.
  Verifying  : kmod-ixgbe-5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo.x86_64                                                           1/1

Installed:
  kmod-ixgbe.x86_64 0:5.12.5-1.el7_9.elrepo

Complete!