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Chapter 3. Device Drivers

This chapter provides a comprehensive listing of all device drivers which were updated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5.

Storage Drivers

  • The Emulex be2iscsi driver has been upgraded to the latest upstream version.
  • The megaraid_sas driver has been upgraded to version 6.600.18.00.
  • The pm8001/pm80xx driver has been added in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 to add support for PMC-Sierra Adaptec Series 6H and 7H SAS/SATA HBA cards as well as PMC Sierra 8081, 8088, and 8089 chip based SAS/SATA controllers.
  • 12Gbps SAS devices from LSI are now supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • The Brocade BFA driver has been updates to version 3.2.21.1.
  • The NVMe driver has been added to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
  • Starting in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4, iSCSI and FCoE boot on Broadcom devices is fully supported. These two features are provided by the bnx2i and bnx2fc Broadcom drivers.

Network Drivers

  • The Virtual Extensible LAN, vxlan, driver has been updated.
  • Support for Single Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) has been added to the qlcnic driver as a Technology Preview.
  • The Brocade BNA driver has been updated to version 3.1.2.1.
  • The ixgbevf driver has been updated to the latest upstream version.
  • The igbvf driver has been updated the to latest upstream version.
  • The bnx2x driver has been updated to version 1.78.17-0.
  • The Emulex be2net driver has been updated to version 4.6.x.
  • The qlcnic driver has been updated to add support for the QLogic 83XX CNA adapter.
  • The e1000e driver has been updated to the latest upstream version.
  • The tg3 driver has been updated to include various bug fixes and new features, including hardware PTP support.
  • The sfc driver has been upgraded to upstream version 3.2 and includes hardware accelerated receive flow steering (RFS).
  • The igb driver has been updated to version 4.1.2 to include software time stamping support.
  • The qlge driver has been updated to version 1.00.00.32.

Miscellaneous Drivers

  • The hpilo driver has been upgraded to the latest upstream version.