[ghall at research.dfci.harvard.edu: Re: qlogic]

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto fabbione at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 14 19:36:05 UTC 2005

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Passing on an inquiry from a friend...

> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>> A wiki page is the best way to make the information available to other
>> users.  If the driver is something that we ought to package, contact the
>> kernel team for that part.
> the problem is the driver ships with firmware, but its not like someone
> stole the image from some windows drivers, the company puts out there
> own firmware files.  let me quickly recap what i went through.  i read
> this:
> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-24022.html
> raising this point, which address your thought about whether you ought
> to package the driver or not:
> "For some reason, which I'd like to know, Ubuntu has omitted many of the
> qlogic drivers from their binary kernel. The source appears to exist,
> but the standard kernel config methods don't indicate that they are
> available for inclusion when using the Ubuntu source. (2.6.10 series
> ubuntu kernel).
> Ubuntu, what gives? I need the qla2300 driver and have had to compile
> and install my own kernel. I'd really like to be able to use and promote
> ubuntu as is."
> the solution couldn't be easier.  your kernel source ships with the
> driver located here:
> /usr/src/linux/drivers/scsi/qla2xxx
> so, i just had to edit the parent makefile and Kconfig to bring it back
> into the compile path.  i also went to Qlogic's website and downloaded
> the more recent version of their driver.  all i had to do was drop the
> source right into the qla2xxx directory, and everything just worked.
> http://download.qlogic.com/drivers/25000/qla2xxx-v8.00.01-dist.tgz
> compiling the kernel was no big woop for me, but i figured this would be
> informative.
> thanks mdz, i'm enjoying ubuntu.
> -g

Yup and this has been addressed in 2.6.12 already. We have started shipping
the qla drivers again.


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