Chapter 7. Device Drivers

This chapter provides a comprehensive listing of all device drivers that are new or have been updated in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2.

7.1. New drivers

Network drivers

  • gVNIC Driver (gve.ko.xz)
  • Broadcom UniMAC MDIO bus controller (mdio-bcm-unimac.ko.xz)
  • Software iWARP Driver (siw.ko.xz)

Graphics drivers and miscellaneous drivers

  • DRM VRAM memory-management helpers (drm_vram_helper.ko.xz)
  • cpuidle driver for haltpoll governor (cpuidle-haltpoll.ko.xz)
  • stm_ftrace driver (stm_ftrace.ko.xz)
  • stm_console driver (stm_console.ko.xz)
  • System Trace Module device class (stm_core.ko.xz)
  • dummy_stm device (dummy_stm.ko.xz)
  • stm_heartbeat driver (stm_heartbeat.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Global Trace Hub driver (intel_th_gth.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub PTI/LPP output driver (intel_th_pti.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub controller driver (intel_th.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Memory Storage Unit driver (intel_th_msu.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Software Trace Hub driver (intel_th_sth.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub Memory Storage Unit software sink (intel_th_msu_sink.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub PCI controller driver (intel_th_pci.ko.xz)
  • Intel® Trace Hub ACPI controller driver (intel_th_acpi.ko.xz)
  • MC Driver for Intel 10nm server processors (i10nm_edac.ko.xz)
  • Device DAX: direct access mapping device (dax_pmem_core.ko.xz)
  • PMEM DAX: direct access to persistent memory (dax_pmem.ko.xz)
  • PMEM DAX: support the deprecated /sys/class/dax interface (dax_pmem_compat.ko.xz)
  • Intel PMC Core platform init (intel_pmc_core_pltdrv.ko.xz)
  • Intel RAPL (Running Average Power Limit) control via MSR interface (intel_rapl_msr.ko.xz)
  • Intel Runtime Average Power Limit (RAPL) common code (intel_rapl_common.ko.xz)

Storage drivers

  • Clustering support for MD (md-cluster.ko.xz)

7.2. Updated drivers

Network driver updates

  • VMware vmxnet3 virtual NIC driver (vmxnet3.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.4.17.0-k.
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit Virtual Function Network Driver (ixgbevf.ko.xz) has been updated to version 4.1.0-k-rh8.2.0.
  • Intel® 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Driver (ixgbe.ko.xz) has been updated to version 5.1.0-k-rh8.2.0.
  • Intel® Ethernet Connection E800 Series Linux Driver (ice.ko.xz) has been updated to version 0.8.1-k.
  • The Netronome Flow Processor (NFP) driver (nfp.ko.xz) has been updated to version 4.18.0-185.el8.x86_64.
  • Elastic Network Adapter (ENA) (ena.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.1.0K.

Graphics and miscellaneous driver updates

  • HPE watchdog driver (hpwdt.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.0.3.
  • Intel I/OAT DMA Linux driver (ioatdma.ko.xz) has been updated to version 5.00.

Storage driver updates

  • Driver for HPE Smart Array Controller (hpsa.ko.xz) has been updated to version 3.4.20-170-RH4.
  • LSI MPT Fusion SAS 3.0 Device Driver (mpt3sas.ko.xz) has been updated to version 32.100.00.00.
  • QLogic FCoE Driver (bnx2fc.ko.xz) has been updated to version 2.12.10.
  • Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver (lpfc.ko.xz) has been updated to version 0:12.6.0.2.
  • QLogic FastLinQ 4xxxx FCoE Module (qedf.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.42.3.0.
  • QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver (qla2xxx.ko.xz) has been updated to version 10.01.00.21.08.2-k.
  • Driver for Microsemi Smart Family Controller version (smartpqi.ko.xz) has been updated to version 1.2.10-025.
  • QLogic FastLinQ 4xxxx iSCSI Module (qedi.ko.xz) has been updated to version 8.37.0.20.
  • Broadcom MegaRAID SAS Driver (megaraid_sas.ko.xz) has been updated to version 07.710.50.00-rc1.