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Performance Tool with Mellanox Linux OFED 2.1 - Lenovo Flex Systems Network Adaptors


The Mellanox Linux OFED 2.1.x device driver has the following issues with the listed adapters in Flex System servers when running the perftest performance tool: 

  1. Segmentation Faults resulting in the tool not getting started.
  2. The performance tool starts but then causes the server system to hang.

(where OFED = OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution)


Additional information:  This is a known 'Open Fabrics' bugzilla that is posted at this URL:



Affected configurations

The system is configured with at least one of the following operating systems:

The system is configured with one or more of the following option part numbers:

The system has the symptom described above.

The 2.31.2820 firmware for the listed adapter products is affected.

Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.

Please see the compatibility page for more information:




Update to OFED 2.3- or later.

The file is or will be available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:



RETAIN tip: H212808


Download the latest Linux OFED performance tool from:


The tool should be at perftest-2.0-0.80 or a later level.

Then apply the tool as followed:

./configure --disable-verbs_exp
make install

To compile and then re-test.


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