Follow-up-SUMMARY: SUN QFE-Card in Sol. 10/x86 on V20z?]

From: Harald Husemann <>
Date: Mon Mar 20 2006 - 13:21:06 EST
Hi agn,

and thanks to Darren Dunham for correcting a little mistake I made in my
last post (Darren's mail is attached below):

Of course, the qfe-cards are still supported on SPARC-based systems (I
have one running fine in a E420 with Solaris 10). But, SUN has decided
not to support them on x86-based systems.
Btw.: The quad gigaswift is working just fine under Solaris 10 x86, the
appr. driver is part of the OS. I have two systems with QGE-cards
running here as a SUN cluster.

Thanks agn to the list,

-----Forwarded Message-----
> From: Darren Dunham <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: SUMMARY: SUN QFE-Card in Sol. 10/x86 on V20z?
> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:02:16 -0800
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > and thanks to Jason Grove [] for his response, the only one I
> > received so far.
> > It seems that SUN has discontinued the support for the qfe-card since it has
> > reached EOL, it's not supported in Sol 10 x86.
> Those are two separate statements that don't really have anything do do
> with each other.
> "EOL" is when sun discontinues the product.  That does not mean that
> they've discontinued support.  The QFE drivers are still available for
> Solaris 10/SPARC.
> However it's not supported on x86 and apparently never has been.  That's
> unreleated to the EOL announcement.
> Casper Dik has posted about porting this driver in the past, but the qfe
> driver is not yet part of the OpenSolaris code, so it can't be released
> yet.  I don't know if the situation has changed since his post last
> year.
> > Hm, I think I will have to buy some Gigaswifts...
> I don't immediately see any quads on the community NIC driver page.
Harald Husemann
Systems Engineer
Materna Gmbh - Vosskuhle 37 -
D-44141 Dortmund, Germany
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