19466RE: [redhat] Which cmd is used to create a device driver if it were deleted?
- Mar 5, 2010________________________________
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Subject: Re: [redhat] Which cmd is used to create a device driver if it
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 09:04, Hyatt, Dan <DHyatt@...
<mailto:DHyatt%40forestpharm.com> > wrote:
> If I understand the question correctly...Those only work if the driver is not native. The native ones included
> It would either be
> Yum install driver_name
> Rpm -ipv driver_name.rpm
by default are all part of the kernel rpm. If the drivers that were
deleted were part of the original installation then you'd need to
rpm -Uvh kernelfilename.rpm
which should replace any files that are part of the kernel rpm and were
> Sometimes the driver still exists, and you just need to do a shutdownI think that's probably solaris...
> reconfigure (or am I thinking about solaris)
> Had a problem once with the iSCSI card being detected and loaded as ago
> NIC, and even though we loaded the correct device drivers, we had to
> back and delete RedHat native NIC drivers that were being detectedby
> the device.Are you sure that RH wasn't just loading BOTH drivers? For some
reason, they, by default, load both the NIC and the iSCSI driver (for
QLogic initiators, I think the drivers are qla3xxx and qla4xxx).
The simple fix is to just remove the NIC driver from
/etc/modprobe.conf and rebuild the initrd, removing the NIC driver so
it doesn't load at boot time.
Essentially "yes", except on the QLogic drivers, we had to delete the
drivers, as removing them from modprobe.conf didn't suffice. Was a
couple of years ago, but this was far more challenging then what is
normally required to update drivers. We would get it working, remove it
from modprobe.conf, then upon reboot it would reinstall the NIC driver
at boot time.
I kept notes on it somewhere.
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