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Feature #4592

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Bump bnxe to 7.8.11

Added by Ken Mays over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 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:
bnxe

Description

Bump the 32-bit and 64-bit bnxe drivers to 7.8.11 to provide modern support for the NetXtreme II 10 Gigabit Ethernet controllers.

Pkg: driver/network/bnxe
Ref: http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtremeii10.php

Actions #1

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • Due date set to 2014-02-24
  • Category set to OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
  • Assignee set to Andrzej Szeszo
  • Estimated time set to 1.00 h
  • Difficulty changed from Medium to Bite-size
  • Tags changed from needs-triage to bnxe
Actions #2

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • Priority changed from Normal to High
Actions #3

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

Sun/Oracle licensing mentions you can use the 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' in this regard, but an OS distro provider that already provides and was licensing to use the older version of the closed driver. Therein lies the rub. Only update the binary drivers in the IPS package.

Actions #4

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
Actions #5

Updated by Ken Mays over 8 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Resolved in hipster 02/2014.

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