Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468873
[QLogic 5.3 bug] qla2xxx - fails to report Option Rom version information
Last modified: 2009-06-20 03:54:20 EDT
EMC reports that the QLE2462 and other HBA's are failing to report version information from the Option Rom to the management utilities. This information includes BIOS, EFI, FCODE and firmware versions.
Being able to identify these versions at runtime is important for providing support.
After trying to back port upstream patches to provide this support I was able to determine that the code to support providing this information was already present. The bug was that in the RHEL driver there are different class attribute tables for the newer HBA's that support NPIV and also for the NPIV ports themselves. Since their is only a single table upstream, the upstream patches have not been updating all the tables.
I have looked thru the code and updated all the tables to be consistent and correct. This required adding 5 lines to the new tables. I can now see this information being offered in SYSFS as intended.
In addition I have updated the version number and appended the "-k" flag to indicate inbox driver for the management applications.
Created attachment 321897 [details]
fix class attribute table
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5
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Patch verified in 2.6.18-123.el5.
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