Linux Drivers Version 4.0 Release Notes
Changes Since Last Release
This is an entirely new device driver since the previous V3.x release. The driver is now a block mode driver rather than a SCSI driver. Full details on its use and issues with changing from a SCSI to a block driver are covered in the LinuxDriver_UserGuide_v4-0Rev1.pdf provided as part of this release. There is no direct upgrade path from previous device drivers, V3.x must be uninstalled before installing V4.0. All data is however retained on the SSD. This driver requires firmware 2.25 (C series), 3.20E (R series) and BIOS 1.6.2 or later.
There are no functional issues currently reported against this driver. However:
- There is no support for installing on Oracle 5.8 for use as a system boot drive. This is due to the fact that boot support requires drivers for both the standard and unbreakable kernels, and only Oracle unbreakable support is available for 5.8.
- There is no support for installing on any Ubuntu distribution as a system boot drive. There is no standard method in Ubuntu for installing custom drivers during system installation.
- Linux clout V3.04 or later is required to work with this driver.
- After installing the driver on systems for which the standard mvsas driver has already been loaded, the user must either restart the system or manually rebind the driver before the OCZ driver will be used. After any restart, the OCZ driver will automatically be used thereafter. This is covered in the User Guide.