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Bug 454836

Summary: LTC:4.8:201110:Broadcom iSCSI support - bnx2iscsi
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: IBM Bug Proxy <bugproxy>
Component: kernelAssignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager <kernel-mgr>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Martin Jenner <mjenner>
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Priority: high    
Version: 4.8CC: andriusb, epollard, jjarvis
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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2008-07-10 04:30:56 UTC
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Emily J. Ratliff <emilyr@us.ibm.com> - 2008-07-09 17:32 EDT
1. Feature Id:	[201110]
Feature Name:	Broadcom iSCSI support - bnx2iscsi
Sponsor:	xSeries
Category:	xSeries
Request Type:	Driver - Feature from Upstream

2. Short Description
Broadcom recently submitted their iSCSI driver for 570x based controllers to the open source
community. Most System x servers have these controllers embedded on system boards. We are requesting
that this driver (bnx2iscsi) be integrated into distro releases. Please see:
 
 http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=118619702115855&w=2

3. Business Case
Customers with System x servers containing planar-embedded Broadcom 570X NICs will be able to have
'built-in' iSCSI support.

Benefits
Enable iSCSI support on network interfaces (bcm5706, bcm5708) prevalent on most System x servers.

4. Sponsor Priority	1
IBM Confidential:	no
Code Contribution:	no
Upstream Acceptance:	Submitted
Component Version Target:	2.6.27
Performance Assistance:	no

5. PM Contact:	Monte Knutson, mknutson@us.ibm.com, 877-894-1495

6. Technical contact(s):
Kevin Stansell, kstansel@us.ibm.com
Chris McDermott, mcdermoc@us.ibm.com

Comment 1 John Jarvis 2008-07-10 19:49:16 UTC
We won't be able to do this one as it would also require the openisci package
which is not part of RHEL 4 and not planned to be added.  Bnx2x is planned for
updating.

Comment 2 Andrius Benokraitis 2008-07-10 20:07:55 UTC
bnx2 and bnx2x will both be updated, but bnx2 will not have iscsi support in el4.