Bug 454836 - LTC:4.8:201110:Broadcom iSCSI support - bnx2iscsi
LTC:4.8:201110:Broadcom iSCSI support - bnx2iscsi
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Kernel Manager
Martin Jenner
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Blocks: 452249
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Reported: 2008-07-10 00:30 EDT by IBM Bug Proxy
Modified: 2008-07-10 16:07 EDT (History)
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Description IBM Bug Proxy 2008-07-10 00:30:56 EDT
=Comment: #0=================================================
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:

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

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 15:49:16 EDT
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
Comment 2 Andrius Benokraitis 2008-07-10 16:07:55 EDT
bnx2 and bnx2x will both be updated, but bnx2 will not have iscsi support in el4.

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