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SubjectRe: HEADS UP for QLA2100 users
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On Fri, 2005-10-28 at 16:03 -0700, Andrew Vasquez wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 02:53:13PM -0700, Andrew Vasquez wrote:
> >
> > > I'm still in the process of ironing out the .bin distribution details
> > > locally, but perhaps once we migrate to firmware-loading exclusively
> > > via request_firmware(), the (small?) contigent of 2100 could use the
> > > EF variant I referenced above.
> >
> > You know, I'm in favour of getting firmware images in the kernel image,
> > but what's the problem of simply downgrading the 2100 firmware until
> > we get rid of the builtin firmware for all qla2xxx variants?
>
> I have no problems with submitting 1.17.38 EF for inclusion upstream.
> My only hope is that for the (other) 2100 user out there that use the
> latest 2100 firmware and are not experiencing problems, the downgrade
> does not break anything.
>
> That's another reason I posed the following question:
>
> > > Could I get another informal count of 2100 users who are still having
> > > problems with qla2xxx?
>
> Perhaps I should also ask:
>
> Who's running 2100 cards with the latest qla2xxx driver and
> are experiencing no problems?

Hmm.. I thought qla2xxx driver doesn't like qla2100. I had troubles
getting my qla2100 cards to work with qal2xxx (9 months ago) and
gave up and using only qla2200 and qla2300 card.

Is there a point in me going back and trying qla2100 ? (Ofcourse,
I need to locate those cards).

Thanks,
Badari

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