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.

5.1. New Drivers

Graphics Drivers and Miscellaneous Drivers

  • halt poll cpuidle driver (cpuidle-haltpoll.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub controller driver (intel_th.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub ACPI controller driver (intel_th_acpi.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Global Trace Hub driver (intel_th_gth.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Memory Storage Unit driver (intel_th_msu.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub PCI controller driver (intel_th_pci.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub PTI/LPP output driver (intel_th_pti.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Software Trace Hub driver (intel_th_sth.ko.xz)
  • dummy_stm device (dummy_stm.ko.xz)
  • stm_console driver (stm_console.ko.xz)
  • System Trace Module device class (stm_core.ko.xz)
  • stm_ftrace driver (stm_ftrace.ko.xz)
  • stm_heartbeat driver (stm_heartbeat.ko.xz)
  • Basic STM framing protocol driver (stm_p_basic.ko.xz)
  • MIPI SyS-T STM framing protocol driver (stm_p_sys-t.ko.xz)

Network Drivers

  • gVNIC Driver (gve.ko.xz): 1.0.0.
  • Failover driver for Paravirtual drivers (net_failover.ko.xz)

5.2. Updated Drivers

Network Driver Updates

  • Emulex OneConnect NIC Driver (be2net.ko.xz) has been updated to version 12.0.0.0r.
  • Intel® Ethernet Connection XL710 Network Driver (i40e.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.8.20-k.
  • The Netronome Flow Processor (NFP) driver (nfp.ko.xz) has been updated to version 3.10.0-1122.el7.x86_64.

Storage Driver Updates

  • QLogic FCoE Driver (bnx2fc.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.12.10.
  • Driver for HP Smart Array Controller version (hpsa.ko.xz) has been updated to version 3.4.20-170-RH4.
  • Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver (lpfc.ko.xz) has been updated to version 0:12.0.0.13.
  • Broadcom MegaRAID SAS Driver (megaraid_sas.ko.xz) has been updated to version 07.710.50.00-rh1.
  • LSI MPT Fusion SAS 3.0 Device Driver (mpt3sas.ko.xz) has been updated to version 31.100.01.00.
  • QLogic QEDF 25/40/50/100Gb FCoE Driver (qedf.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.37.25.20.
  • QLogic FastLinQ 4xxxx iSCSI Module (qedi.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.37.0.20.
  • QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver (qla2xxx.ko.xz) has been updated to version 10.01.00.20.07.8-k.