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Bug 158358 - Updated Qlogic driver is requested in RHEL 3 U6
Summary: Updated Qlogic driver is requested in RHEL 3 U6
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tom Coughlan
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: 156321
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-20 20:38 UTC by Tom Coughlan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-663
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-28 15:10:35 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:663 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 6 2005-09-28 04:00:00 UTC

Description Tom Coughlan 2005-05-20 20:38:19 UTC
EMC and Qlogic request that we update the driver to the latest version
(7.05.00). This is to pick up bugfixes, and new firmware (for Qlogic, the HBA
firmware is delivered in the driver). This will allow us to take advantage of
the testing that EMC, Qlogic, and others have done with this driver on their
considerably larger SAN testbeds. 


- Engenio is asking for a fix that is in 7.05.00.

- This driver contains the fix for IT 65842 (no BZ).

- This may fix 157314, 67591, 68328. Testing is required to determine this.

- Based on past experience, it is just a matter of time before IBM, HP, Dell and
others request that we update to a more recent driver.

The downside is that the amount of code is very large, as usual. The diff is
130,000 lines. It will take 30 hours to prepare, review nand test the patch.

I'd suggest this go on the "can fix" list.

Comment 1 Ernie Petrides 2005-05-20 21:45:54 UTC
Putting in ASSIGN_TO_PM state until this work is approved for U6
(at which time it should be put into ASSIGNED state).

Comment 7 Ernie Petrides 2005-07-16 00:21:13 UTC
The QLogic driver update has just been committed to the RHEL3 U6
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-32.12.EL).

Comment 12 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-09-28 15:10:35 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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