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From: "Andrew Vasquez" <andrew.vasquez@qlogic.com>
To: "Linux-Kernel" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Linux-SCSI" <linux-scsi@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] QLogic qla2xxx driver update available (v8.00.00b6).
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 17:15:33 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <B179AE41C1147041AA1121F44614F0B060ED62@AVEXCH02.qlogic.org> (raw)

All,

A new version of the 8.x series driver for Linux 2.6.x kernels has
been uploaded to SourceForge:

	http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-qla2xxx/

Changes from previous release (8.00.00b5) include:

	o Intelligent RSCN handling.
	o Slab cache allocations for driver SRBs.
	o Support larger numbers of targets.
	o Initial rework of debug logging facilities.

Review the revision notes for further details of the changes in
8.00.00b6.

Beginning with this beta, distributions of the driver will only be in
the source-type tarball format.  It's not worth the extra effort of
building a separate drop-in kernel tarball, given the varying release
periods of the driver.  Similar drop-in-kernel-tarball results can be
had by:

	driver source in /tmp/qla8_b6

	# cd <kernel source>
	# patch -p1 < /tmp/qla8_b6/add_to_kernel.diff
	# mkdir drivers/scsi/qla2xxx
	# cp /tmp/qla8_b6/* drivers/scsi/qla2xxx
	# make ...

Failover functionality is present in this distribution, at this time I
do not foresee a policy change regarding its presence in the 8.x
series driver.  The next beta release of 8.x will be failover-feature
resync'd with our latest 6.x beta (6.07.xx).

Regards,
Andrew Vasquez

             reply	other threads:[~2003-11-05  1:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-11-05  1:15 Andrew Vasquez [this message]
2003-11-05  9:17 ` [ANNOUNCE] QLogic qla2xxx driver update available (v8.00.00b6) Mike Anderson
2003-11-06  9:36 ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-11-06 10:51 ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-11-05 18:39 Andrew Vasquez
2003-11-06  9:17 ` Jens Axboe
2003-11-06 17:02 Andrew Vasquez
2003-11-06 17:53 ` Matthew Wilcox
2003-11-07  9:58   ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-11-07  9:33 ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-11-06 17:11 Andrew Vasquez
2003-11-06 17:14 ` Jens Axboe
2003-11-06 17:43   ` Arjan van de Ven
2003-11-06 17:50     ` Jens Axboe
2003-11-06 17:55       ` Arjan van de Ven
2003-11-06 17:58         ` Jens Axboe
2003-11-06 17:45 Andrew Vasquez
2003-11-06 17:59 ` Arjan van de Ven
2003-11-07  9:37 ` Christoph Hellwig
2003-11-06 19:33 Andrew Vasquez
2003-11-07  9:39 ` Christoph Hellwig

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