Chapter 3. Device Drivers

3.1. Storage Drivers

  • The mptfusion driver has been updated to version 3.04.20, which adds the following device ID: SAS1068_820XELP.
  • The qla2xxx driver for QLogic Fibre-Channel HBAs has been updated to version 8.03.07.15.05.09-k.
  • The qla4xxx driver has been updated to version 5.02.04.05.05.09-d0.
  • The lpfc driver for Emulex Fibre-Channel Host Bus Adapters has been updated to version 8.2.0.128.3p.
  • The be2iscsi driver for ServerEngines BladeEngine 2 Open iSCSI devices has been updated to version 4.2.162.0r.
  • The bnx2i driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II iSCSI has been updated to version 2.7.2.2.
  • The Brocade BFA FC SCSI driver (bfa driver) is no longer considered a Technology Preview. In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, the BFA driver is fully supported. Additionally, the Brocade bfa FC SCSI driver was updated to version 3.0.23.0 which includes, among others, the following enhancements:
    • Support for issuing a Loop Initialization Protocol (LIP) from a Fibre-Channel host.
    • Support for the Extended Link Services (ELS) and Common Transport (CT) fibre-channel passthrough commands.
    • Added IOCTL interface.
  • The bfa firmware was updated to version 3.0.23.0.
  • The mpt2sas driver was updated to version 13.101.00.00, which adds NUMA I/O support, Fast Load support, and support for customer specific branding.
  • The megaraid_sas driver has been updated to version 00.00.06.15-rh, which adds support for LSI MegaRAID SAS 9360/9380 12Gb/s controllers as a Technology Preview. Additionally, support has been added for multiple MSI-X vector and multiple reply queue.
  • The iscsiuio driver for the Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5706/5708/5709 series PCI/PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) and for the Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM57710/57711/57712/57800/57810/57840 series PCI-E 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Card has been updated to version 0.7.4.3, which includes, among other enhancements, VLAN and routing support.