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Old 10-11-2012, 04:56 PM
Luis Henriques
 
Default ixgbe: Add module parameter to allow untested and unsafe SFP+ modules

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1058303

== SRU Justification ==

Several network cards from the X520 family are not allowed to use SFP+
modules that have not been tested by Intel. This prevents users from
using their card unless they use Intel's SFP+ modules.

== Fix ==

The following upstream commit adds a parameter that allows users to
force the device driver to use other modules:

8ef78adcb03b1fcb53c3bd62df4e96c1d2706c58 ixgbe: Add module parameter to allow untested and unsafe SFP+ modules

== Impact ==

Users with the affected hardware will be locked down to Intel's SFP+
module.

== Test Case ==

Load the ixgbe module using the new allow_unsupported_sfp module
parameter; a warning message will be shown in the logs, but the user
will be able to use SFP+ modules.

Peter P Waskiewicz Jr (1):
ixgbe: Add module parameter to allow untested and unsafe SFP+ modules

drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_main.c | 8 ++++++++
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_phy.c | 14 +++++++++++---
drivers/net/ethernet/intel/ixgbe/ixgbe_type.h | 1 +
3 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

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