PCI UltraSCSI card REQUIRES Sol 2.6 HW 5/98 (not 3/98) ?

PCI UltraSCSI card REQUIRES Sol 2.6 HW 5/98 (not 3/98) ?

Post by Daniel W. Smit » Thu, 03 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Hi--

I recently ordered the (new?, inexpensive) "PCI UltraSCSI single-ended
host adapter [single-channel model]" from Sun for our Ultra 5-- BUT I
am dismayed to find, now that it has arrived, that according to its
manual it will require "Solaris 2.6 5/98."  What we have is Solaris 2.6
Hardware 3/98 (with kernel patch 105181-09)-- i.e., 3/98 rather than
5/98.

Basically I am wondering, what are the odds that we may be able to get
away with our HW 3/98 release (plus kernel patch) & this SCSI card, &
not have to reinstall the whole OS ?  (And what are the odds that we
might damage something by trying ?)

I see from Sunsolve that there is a "kernel/misc/scsi patch"
(106173-03)-- might that be helpful in our situation ?  That one is NOT
yet applied here.

Thanks very much for any insights or pointers,

Dan Smith

 
 
 

1. Patched 2.6 3/98 and 2.6 5/98 the same?

I'm pretty confident they're the same, but I'd like to get input from
others:

Is there any difference between a well patched system that was jumped
with Solaris 2.6 3/98 and a well patched system that was jumped with
Solaris 2.6 5/98?

I know 5/98 had better PCI support, but can that improved support be
obtained for 3/98 by just patching it?

Inquiring minds want to know ...

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