Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463637
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201260:Emulex 8GB FC Driver Update
Last modified: 2010-11-15 09:04:56 EST
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-09-16 18:10 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Emulex 8GB FC Driver Update
b. Feature Description
This request is to ensure the lpfc driver is updated to support 8GB Emulex FC adapter.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Common Code
Affects Kernel Modules: Yes
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Driver - Feature from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: no
g. Component Version Target: 2.6.23.
3. Business Case
We will introduce an 8GB Emulex FC in 2H08.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Monte Knutson, email@example.com, 877-894-1495
Kevin Stansell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris McDermott, email@example.com
Julio Alvarez, firstname.lastname@example.org
RHEL 6 will include at least a 2.6.23 kernel, so this should not be a problem.
The feature requested has already been accepted into the upstream code base
planned for the next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
When the next milestone release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is available,
please verify that the feature requested is present and functioning as
in Red Hat CVS Tree Marking as Accepted
Yes, since RHEL6 will rebase from a new upstream kernel, whatever lpfc driver version is in that kernel should be sufficient. At this point, I don't believe there are any requirements for features above and beyond what will be upstream when Red Hat the kernel for RHEL6. Thanks.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-05-24 15:05 EDT-------
RHEL6 snap3 contains qla2xxx driver version 220.127.116.11 in kernel 2.6.32-24.el6.ppc64.
This version of lpfc driver supports all current IBM branded Emulex Fibre Channel (2,4,8GB)adapters on Power and Intel cpu architctures. Driver passed functional verification tests on Power systems with IBM DS4k and DS3k storage systems.
It would be appropriate to risk assume driver support on architectures other than Power based upon sucessful test/verification performed on Power. This is being requested due to lack of Emulex 8GB Fibre Channel hardware in Beaverton test lab for test with Intel architectures.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-06-02 14:49 EDT-------
Successfully installed RHEL6 snap4 to SAN disks connected via an Emulex Saturn-X: LightPulse Fibre Channel Host Adapter (Emulex 10N9824) . Able to configure option ROM to boot from SAN. Passed disk i/o stress tests.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.