Possible incoherency in documentation regarding drivers removal

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

The documentation states the following device drivers are removed in RHEL 8 kernel:

  • mptbase
  • mptsas
  • mptscsih
  • mptspi
  • qla3xxx

The kernel, however, still ships the modules mentioned above:

  • /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000.ko.xz
  • /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptbase.ko.xz
  • /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptsas.ko.xz
  • /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptscsih.ko.xz
  • /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64/kernel/drivers/message/fusion/mptspi.ko.xz
  • /lib/modules/4.18.0-147.el8.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/qlogic/qla3xxx.ko.xz

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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