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4. Device Drivers

the hpilo driver for HP iLO/iLO2 management processors has been updated.
The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) has been updated — providing enhanced support for High Definition Audio (HDA). (BZ#525390).
the i2c device driver for the iic-bus interface has been updated with support for the SB900 SMBus controller. (BZ#516623)
the mlx4 driver for Mellanox ConnectX HCA InfiniBand devices has been updated to version 1.4.1 (BZ#514147 BZ#500346)

4.1. Network Device Drivers

Wireless Rebase
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5 contains a major updates to wireless drivers and subsystems in the kernel.
The iwlwifi drivers for Intel wireless network adapters have been updated. Devices in this hardware line support 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless protocols. This update provides new support for iwl6000 and iwl1000 devices, and enhanced support for iwl5000, iwl4965 and iwl3945 devices.
The rt2x00 drivers for wireless devices has been updated. This update refreshes the drivers for the Ralink rt2400pci, rt2500pci, rt2500usb, rt61pciand rt73usb chipsets, and the drivers for the rtl8180 and rtl8187 Realtek chipsets.
The ath9k driver for Atheros 802.11n wireless LAN adapters has been enabled.
To support the features of these drivers, the mac80211 and cfg80211 kernel subsystems have been updated.
Solarflare driver
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, the Solarflare driver (sfc) has been added (BZ#448856)
Neterion's X3100 Series 10GbE PCIe driver
The vxge driver for Neterion's X3100 Series 10GbE PCIe devices has been updated (BZ#453683).
ServerEngines BladeEngine2 10Gbps driver
the be2net driver for ServerEngines BladeEngine2 10Gbps network devices has been updated (BZ#549460)
Cisco 10G Ethernet Driver
the enic driver for Cisco 10G Ethernet devices has been updated to version 1.1.0.100. (BZ#519086 BZ#550148)
QLogic 10 Gigabit PCI-E Ethernet Driver
the qlge driver for QLogic 10 Gigabit PCI-E ethernet devices has been updated to version 1.00.00.23. (BZ#519453)
Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet devices
the tg3 driver for Broadcom Tigon3 ethernet devices has been updated. (BZ#515312)
Intel Gigabit Ethernet Network Devices
the igb driver for Intel Gigabit Ethernet Network devices has been updated. (BZ#513710)
Intel 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network Devices
the ixgbe driver for Intel 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network devices has been updated. (BZ#513707, BZ#514306, BZ#516699)
Intel PRO/1000 Network Devices
The e1000 driver for Intel PRO/1000 network devices has been updated (BZ#515524)
NetXen Multi port (1/10) Gigabit Network Devices
The netxen driver for NetXen Multi port (1/10) Gigabit Network devices has been updated. (BZ#542746)
Broadcom Everest network devices
The bnx2x driver for Broadcom Everest network devices has been updated to version 1.52.1-5.(BZ#515716, BZ#522600)
Broadcom NetXtreme II network devices
The bnx2 driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II network devices has been updated to version 2.0.2(BZ#517377)
Broadcom NetXtreme II iSCSI
The bnx2i driver for Broadcom NetXtreme II iSCSI has been updated. (BZ#516233)
RealTek 8169 ethernet driver
the r8169 driver for RealTek 8169 ethernet devices has been updated. (BZ#514589)

4.2. Storage Device Drivers

QLogic Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Driver
the qla2xxx driver for QLogic Fibre Channel HBAs has been updated to version 8.03.01.04.05.05-k (BZ#519447 BZ#542834 BZ#543057)
HighPoint RocketRAID 3xxx/4xxx
The hptiop driver for HighPoint RocketRAID 3xxx/4xxx controllers has been updated, adding support for RR44xx adapters. (BZ#519076)
Emulex Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Driver
The lpfc driver for Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs has been updated to version 8.2.0.63.3p. (BZ#515272) BZ#549763
LSI SAS-2 family of adapters
The mpt2sas driver that supports the SAS-2 family of adapters from LSI has been updated to version 02.101.00.00. This update fixes many issues, most notably:
  • Sanity checks have been added when volumes are added and removed, ignoring events for foreign volumes.
  • driver is now legacy I/O port free
  • An issue that may have resulted in a kernel oops at hibernation or resume has been fixed.
(BZ#516702)
LSI Fusion MPT
The mptque base driver for devices using LSI Fusion MPT firmware has been updated to version 3.4.13rh. This update fixes many issues, most notably:
  • The serial attached SCSI (SAS) topology scan has been restructured, adding expander, link status and host bus adapter (HBA) events.
  • Intermittent issues caused by SAS cable removal and reinsertion have been fixed.
  • An issue where SATA devices received different SAS addresses has been fixed.
  • The device firmware now reports the queue full event to the driver and the driver handles the queue full event using the SCSI mid-layer.
(BZ#516710)
LSI MegaRAID SAS controllers
The megaraid_sas driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS controllers has been updated to version 4.17-RH1. This update fixes many issues, most notably:
  • An issue during firmware boot and initialization has been fixed.
  • An issue that resulted in devices hanging during hibernation has been fixed.
  • The driver now auto updates the device when added or deleted.
  • MegaRAID SAS driver is now legacy I/O port free
BZ#518243

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