Chapter 3. Device Drivers

3.1. Storage Drivers

  • The ipr driver for IBM Power Linux RAID SCSI HBAs has been updated to enable SAS VRAID functions and add definitions for new adapters.
  • The megaraid driver has been updated to version 5.40, which provides a fix for FastPath I/O to work with degraded RAID 1.
  • Panther Point PCH driver has been updated to add the AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode for Intel Panther Point Device IDs.
  • The qla2xxx 4G and 8G driver firmware was updated to version 5.06.01.
  • The qla2xxx driver for QLogic Fibre Channel HBAs has been updated to version 8.03.07.09.05.08-k, which provides support for ISP82xx to capture a dump (a minidump) on when failure occurs.
  • The qla4xxx driver has been updated to version 5.02.04.00.05.08-d0.
  • The lpfc driver for Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters has been updated to version 8.2.0.108.1p.
  • The cciss driver has been updated to the latest version, which adds a command line switch to provide support for CCISS simple mode.
  • The be2iscsi driver for ServerEngines BladeEngine 2 Open iSCSI devices has been updated to support the pci_disable device option and a shutdown routine.
  • The bnx2i driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II iSCSI has been updated to version 2.7.0.3.
  • The kernel multipath driver has been updated to add detailed SCSI I/O errors.
  • The bfa firmware was updated to version 3.0.2.2.
  • The bfa driver was updated to include the following enhancements:
    • Support for configuration of flash partitions.
    • Support for collecting and resetting fcport statistics.
    • Support for I/O profiling.
    • Updated RME interrupt handling.
    • Support for FC-transport asynchronous event notification.
    • Support for PHYsical Layer Control (PHY) querying.
    • Support for Host Bus Adapters (HBA) diagnostics.
    • Support for obtaining Small Form Factor (SFP) information.
    • Support for CEE information and statistics querying.
    • Support for Fabric Assigned Address (FAA).
    • Support for collecting driver/fw statistics and performing adapter/ioc enable/disable operations.
  • The mpt2sas driver was updated to version 09.100.00.00, which adds support for customer specific branding.
  • The mptsas driver was updated to version 3.04.20rh.
  • The isci driver has been updated to add type safety to the state machine interface and support for Intel's next chipset.
  • The uIP driver has been updated to version 0.7.0.12 as a part of the updated iscsi-initiator-utils package.
  • The megaraid_sas driver has been updated to version 5.40-rh1.