Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73356
What module to use for QLogic HBA?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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Description of problem:
The kernel offers 3 modules, only one works...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install AS on a machine with QLogic 2300 HBA(s)
2. Anaconda chooses qla2300.o as driver
3. The HBA(s) switch(es) to FL_Port although in a fabric environment
Actual Results: The HBA(s) switch(es) to FL_Port although in a fabric environment when using the Anaconda configured qla2300.o module.
Expected Results: The HBA switches to F_Port when in a fabric environment (works with qla2x00.o).
The kernel offers three differnet modules:
qla2300.o (addon): see above
qla2300_new.o (addon): same result (btw: trying to activate debugging in settings.h failed to compile...)
qla2x00.o (vanilla tree): works perfectly
Why does Red Hat still maintain two (!) addon drivers if the vanilla kernel has one that works?
(Just cleaning up an old bug.)
The o.s. now defaults to the latest QLogic driver. Any non-default older drivers
that may be included in the kernel are there for customers who require the older
version, or experience a problem with the newer driver. Generally only one older
driver is maintained in the kernel.