Chapter 5. Device Drivers

This chapter provides a comprehensive listing of all device drivers that are new or have been updated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7.

5.1. New Drivers

Graphics Drivers and Miscellaneous Drivers

  • Virtual GEM provider (vgem.ko.xz).
  • Intel® Broxton SoC pinctrl/GPIO driver (pinctrl-broxton.ko.xz).
  • Intel® Cedar Fork PCH pinctrl/GPIO driver (pinctrl-cedarfork.ko.xz).
  • Intel® Ice Lake PCH pinctrl/GPIO driver (pinctrl-icelake.ko.xz).

Network Drivers

  • Intel® Ethernet Adaptive Virtual Function Network Driver (iavf.ko.xz).
  • Intel® Ethernet Connection E800 Series Linux Driver (ice.ko.xz), available as a Technology Preview.
  • Intel® 2.5G Ethernet Linux Driver (igc.ko.xz), available as a Technology Preview.
  • Realtek 802.11ac wireless core module (rtw88.ko.xz).
  • Realtek 802.11ac wireless PCI driver (rtwpci.ko.xz).

5.2. Updated Drivers

Graphics Driver and Miscellaneous Driver Updates

  • Standalone drm driver for the VMware SVGA device (vmwgfx.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.15.0.0
  • VMware Virtual Machine Communication Interface. (vmw_vmci.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.1.6.0-k.
  • Generic UIO driver for VMBus devices (uio_hv_generic.ko.xz) has been updated to version 0.02.1.
  • HPE watchdog driver (hpwdt.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.0.2.

Network Driver Updates

  • Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) (ena.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.0.3K.
  • QLogic BCM57710/57711/57711E/57712/57712_MF/57800/57800_MF/57810/57810_MF/57840/57840_MF Driver (bnx2x.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.713.36-0.
  • Broadcom BCM573xx network driver (bnxt_en.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.10.0.
  • Intel® Ethernet Switch Host Interface Driver (fm10k.ko.xz) has been updated to version 0.26.1-k.
  • Intel® Ethernet Connection XL710 Network Driver (i40e.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.8.10-k.
  • Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver (igb.ko.xz) has been updated to version 5.6.0-k.
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Driver (ixgbe.ko.xz) has been updated to version 5.1.0-k-rh7.7.
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit Virtual Function Network Driver (ixgbevf.ko.xz) has been updated to version 4.1.0-k-rh7.7.
  • The Netronome Flow Processor (NFP) driver. (nfp.ko.xz) has been updated to version 3.10.0-1060.el7.x86_64.
  • QLogic FastLinQ 4xxxx Core Module (qed.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.37.0.20.
  • QLogic FastLinQ 4xxxx Ethernet Driver (qede.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.37.0.20.
  • VMware vmxnet3 virtual NIC driver (vmxnet3.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.4.16.0-k.

Storage Driver Updates

  • Cisco FCoE HBA Driver (fnic.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.6.0.47.
  • Driver for HP Smart Array Controller version 3.4.20-170-RH1 (hpsa.ko.xz) has been updated to version 3.4.20-170-RH1.
  • Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 12.0.0.10 (lpfc.ko.xz) has been updated to version 0:12.0.0.10.
  • Broadcom MegaRAID SAS Driver (megaraid_sas.ko.xz) has been updated to version 07.707.50.00-rh1.
  • LSI MPT Fusion SAS 3.0 Device Driver (mpt3sas.ko.xz) has been updated to version 27.101.01.00.
  • QLogic FastLinQ 4xxxx iSCSI Module (qedi.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.33.0.21.
  • QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver (qla2xxx.ko.xz) has been updated to version 10.00.00.12.07.7-k.
  • Driver for Microsemi Smart Family Controller version 1.2.4-070 (smartpqi.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.2.4-070.