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Feature #4591

Bump bnx to 7.8.2

Added by Ken Mays over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
High
Category:
OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
Target version:
-
Start date:
2014-02-10
Due date:
2014-02-24
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
1.00 h
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:
bnx

Description

Bump the 64-bit bnx driver to 7.8.2 to provide modern support for the NetXtreme II 1 Gigabit Ethernet controllers.

Ref: http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtremeii.php


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Related to illumos gate - Bug #1552: BMC on Dell r815 stops functioning when OI bootsFeedback2011-09-22

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#1

Updated by Alexander Pyhalov over 6 years ago

Are you sure that we can redistribute this driver?

#2

Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • File deleted (bnx)
#3

Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

Under the Sun/Oracle licensing (as with the Nvidia driver updates):
2. Permitted Uses.

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and restrictions and
exceptions set forth in the Software's documentation, Sun grants you a
non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license without fees to

(a) reproduce and use internally the Software for the purposes of
developing or running an Open Solaris distribution.

#4

Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

Sun/Oracle licensing mentions you can use the binary driver to maintain an OS distro. If we are just providing an updated binary driver from the manufacturer for the same purposes - it should not be a problem (see: Nvidia driver updates) as long as all licensing and such is intact/included as provided. When in doubt, get legal counsel. We are not 'end users' nor changing the structure of distribution in this regard, but as an OS distro provider that already provides the binaries and was licensed by Sun to use the older version of the closed binary driver to maintain functionality with Broadcom hardware. Therein lies the rub.

#5

Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
#6

Updated by Ken Mays over 6 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Resolved in hipster 02/2014.

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