Chapter 3. Device Drivers

This chapter provides a comprehensive listing of all device drivers which were updated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6.

Storage Drivers

  • The bnx2i driver has been upgraded to version 2.7.10.1.
  • The hpsa driver has been upgraded to version 3.4.4-1-RH1.
  • The bfa driver has been upgraded to version 3.2.23.0.
  • The mvsas driver has been upgraded to the latest upstream version.
  • The qla4xxx driver has been upgraded to version 5.03.00.00.06.06-k0.
  • The mpt2sas driver has been upgraded to version 16.100.00.00.
  • The qla2xxx driver has been upgraded to version 8.07.00.08.06.6-k.
  • The bnx2fc driver has been upgraded to version 2.4.2.
  • The lpfc driver has been upgraded to version 10.2.8020.1.
  • Device driver ID changes have been implemented for the pm80xx driver to support series 8 controllers.
  • Configuration parameters have been updated for the be2iscsi driver to support Dual Chute mode.
  • The version string has been changed for the hpsa driver.
  • The megaraid_sas driver has been upgraded to the latest upstream version. In addition, its changelog has been updated.

Network Drivers

  • The Brocade BNA driver has been updated to version 3.2.23.0.
  • The qlcnic driver has been updated to version 5.3.59.
  • The Emulex be2net driver has been updated to version 10.2.
  • The bnx2x driver has been updated to utilize the version 7.8.19 firmware.
  • The qlge driver has been updated to version 1.00.00.34.
  • A fix has been implemented for the igbvf driver to properly handle 32-bit DMA masks.
  • A fix has been implemented for the igb driver to properly handle 32-bit DMA masks.
  • The bnx2 driver has been updated to version 2.2.4.
  • All Mellanox mlx drivers have been updated to their latest upstream versions.
  • The i40evf driver has been updated to its latest upstream version.
  • The i40e driver has been updated to its latest upstream version.
  • The netxen driver has been updated to version 4.0.82.
  • The enic driver has been updated to support the Cisco low latency network interface controller.
  • The ixbevf driver has been updated to the latest upstream version.
  • The ixbe driver has been updated to the latest upstream version.
  • The tg3 driver has been updated to version 3.137.
  • Product naming has been updated for the sfc driver.
  • The General Public License header and Copyright information have been updated for the e1000e driver.

Miscellaneous Drivers

  • A cache device mapper target has been added to the dm driver.
  • The cnic driver has been updated to version 2.5.20. In addition, its copyright year has been updated.
  • The sb_edac has been updated to support the Haswell microarchitecture-based systems.
  • The InfiniBand iser driver has been updated to version 1.3.
  • The InfiniBand srp driver has been updated to the latest upstream version. In addition, its release date information has been updated.
  • The InfiniBand qib driver has been updated to support Direct Connect Architecture.
  • The intel_pstate driver has been updated to support Haswell CPU models.
  • The rtsx driver has been updated to support the Realtek RTL8411B Ethernet controller.
  • The openvswitch driver has been updated to support the Stream Control Transmission Protocol.
  • The Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) module has been updated to version 3.14.2.
  • The cnic driver has been updated to version 2.5.20. In addition, its copyright year has been updated.
  • The hid-multitouch module has been updated to the latest upstream version, adding the support for Windows 8-certified touchescreens.
  • An update notifier for changes of Open Firmware device tree properties has been implemented into the pseries driver.
  • The DRBG module has been implemented, introducing a SP800-90A Deterministic Random Bit Generator.
  • Accelerated computation for the PCLMULQDQ instruction has been implemented into the crct10dif module.
  • The ccis driver has been updated to the latest upstream version.
  • The NVMe driver has been updated to include device and queue numbers in interrupt names.
  • MCE decoding support has been expanded for the mce_amd driver.