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Tachyon XL2 FC Driver question

 
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Tachyon XL2 FC Driver question

Hy,

I have 3 rx7620 servers with Tachyon Fc cards, and there is a mismatch between the driver and the bundle installed:

ioscan -fnkC fc
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
===========================================================================
fc 0 1/0/4/1/0 td CLAIMED INTERFACE HP Tachyon XL2 Fibre Channel Mass Storage Adapter
/dev/td0


the fcmsutil output, wich says it's using B.11.23.0709

fcmsutil /dev/td0 | grep Driver
Driver state = ONLINE
Driver Version = @(#) libtd.a HP Fibre Channel Tachyon XL2 Driver B.11.23.0709 $Date: 2007/06/20 12:44:45 $Revision: r11.23/5

and the swlist output with the bundle 0712:
swlist -l bundle | grep FibrChanl-00
FibrChanl-00 B.11.23.0712 PCI FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6795A,A5158A

and the filesets look installed OK:
rxprinte@root:>swlist -a state -l fileset FibrChanl-00 | grep -v ^#

FibrChanl-00.FC-TACHYON-TL.FC-TL-KRN configured
FibrChanl-00.FC-TACHYON-TL.FC-TL-RUN configured

I have allways found that the driver and the bundle match, on other servers I have here, with the same hardware:


swlist -l bundle | grep -i FibrChanl-00
FibrChanl-00 B.11.23.0809 PCI FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6795A,A5158A
/opt/fcms/bin/fcmsutil /dev/td0 | grep "Driver Version"
Driver Version = @(#) libtd.a HP Fibre Channel Tachyon XL2 Driver B.11.23.0809 $Date: 2008/05/29 12:44:45 $Revision: r11.23/8


Any Idea ?

Thnx People!.


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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Tachyon XL2 FC Driver question

Shalom,

The driver on the second system has been updated, probably by a bi-annual quality pack.

If you update the systems with the same quality pack, they should all in the end show the save driver and swlist information.

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likid0
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Re: Tachyon XL2 FC Driver question

Yes, I updated several systems a couple of weeks ago, and I was going to update the servers with the mismatch this weekend, when I saw that they where different.

I am going to update anyway, I was curious if anyone knows a reason why they actually dont match ?


thnx again
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Tachyon XL2 FC Driver question

Shalom,

They don't match because if a new driver is available in the bi-annual patch check, it is installed with the update. Drivers can be updated with a patch.

Once all the systems have the same driver, assuming they have the same hardware, they should match on all tests.

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Re: Tachyon XL2 FC Driver question

Thnx Steven, I think I'm a little bit slow today(perhaps allways), but I don't understand you to well.

in this case, on one server, I installed some time ago the FibrChanl-00 B.11.23.0712 bundle:

swlist -l bundle | grep FibrChanl-00
FibrChanl-00 B.11.23.0712 PCI FibreChannel;Supptd HW=A6795A,A5158A

But when I installed the FibrChanl-00 B.11.23.0712 bundle it didn't update the driver, that it's at a lower version 0709:

fcmsutil /dev/td0 | grep Driver
Driver state = ONLINE
Driver Version = @(#) libtd.a HP Fibre Channel Tachyon XL2 Driver B.11.23.0709 $Date: 2007/06/20 12:44:45 $Revision: r11.23/5

So I understand that patches can update your driver version, but shouldnt it be at least at the bundle level 0712 ?.


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