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Bug 73356 - What module to use for QLogic HBA?
What module to use for QLogic HBA?
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
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Blocks: 73353
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Reported: 2002-09-03 08:52 EDT by Nick (Gunnar) Bluth
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-09 16:24:44 EST
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Description Nick (Gunnar) Bluth 2002-09-03 08:52:46 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3; Linux)

Description of problem:
The kernel offers 3 modules, only one works...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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).

Additional info:

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?
Comment 1 Tom Coughlan 2005-03-09 16:24:44 EST
(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.

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