Release Notes

Linux Kernel Upstream Release Notes v5.17
Note

This is a long-term support (LTS) release. LTS is the practice of maintaining a software product for an extended period of time (up to three years) to help increase product stability. LTS releases include bug fixes and security patches.

This LTS version 5.8- 1.1.2.1 should be used by customers who would like to utilize ConnectX-4 adapter cards and above and keep using sable 5.8-x deployment while getting the following:

  • Critical bug fixes

  • Support for new major operating systems

For other use cases, it is recommended to use the latest 5.x version.

Release Notes Update History

Version

Date

Description

5.8- 1.1.2.1

December 1, 2022

First update of 5.8 LTS branch.

Warning

As of MLNX_OFED version v5.1-0.6.6.0, the following are no longer supported.

  • ConnectX-3

  • ConnectX-3 Pro

  • Connect-IB

  • RDMA experimental verbs libraries (mlnx_lib)

To utilize the above devices/libraries, refer to version 4.9 long-term support (LTS).

Release Notes contain the following sections:

The Linux Driver operates across all NVIDIA network adapter solutions supporting the following uplinks to servers:

Uplink/Adapter Card

Driver Name

Uplink Speed

BlueField-2

mlx5

  • InfiniBand: SDR, FDR, EDR, HDR

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE2, 100GbE2

BlueField

  • InfiniBand: SDR, QDR, FDR, FDR10, EDR

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE

ConnectX-7

  • InfiniBand: EDR, HDR100, HDR, NDR200, NDR

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE2, 100GbE2, 200GbE 3, 400GbE

ConnectX-6 Lx

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE2

ConnectX-6 Dx

  • Ethernet: 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE2, 100GbE2, 200GbE2

ConnectX-6

  • InfiniBand: SDR, FDR, EDR, HDR

  • Ethernet: 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE2, 100GbE2, 200GbE2

ConnectX-5/ConnectX-5 Ex

  • InfiniBand: SDR, QDR, FDR, FDR10, EDR

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE

ConnectX-4 Lx

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE

ConnectX-4

  • InfiniBand: SDR, QDR, FDR, FDR10, EDR

  • Ethernet: 1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 56GbE1, 100GbE

  1. 56GbE is an NVIDIA proprietary link speed and can be achieved while connecting an NVIDIA adapter card to NVIDIA SX10XX switch series or when connecting an NVIDIA adapter card to another NVIDIA adapter card.

  2. Speed that supports both NRZ and PAM4 modes in Force mode and Auto-Negotiation mode.

  3. Speed that supports PAM4 mode only.

Package Contents

Package

Revision

Licenses

clusterkit

1.8.428-1.58112

BSD

dapl

2.1.10.1.mlnx-OFED.4.9.0.1.4.58112

Dual GPL/BSD/CPL

dpcp

1.1.37-1.58112

BSD-3-Clause

dump_pr

1.0-5.13.0.MLNX20221016.gac314ef.58112

GPLv2 or BSD

hcoll

4.8.3220-1.58112

Proprietary

ibdump

6.0.0-1.58112

BSD2+GPL2

ibsim

0.10-1.58112

GPLv2 or BSD

ibutils2

2.1.1-0.156.MLNX20221016.g4aceb16.58112

Mellanox Confidential and Proprietary

iser

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.1.1

GPLv2

isert

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.1.1

GPLv2

kernel-mft

4.22.1-11

Dual BSD/GPL

knem

1.1.4.90mlnx1-OFED.5.8.0.4.7.1

BSD and GPLv2

libvma

9.7.2-1

GPLv2 or BSD

libxlio

2.0.7-1

GPLv2 or BSD

mlnx-en

5.8-1.1.2.0.g9886a54

GPLv2

mlnx-ethtool

5.18-1.58112

GPL

mlnx-iproute2

5.19.0-1.58112

GPL

mlnx-nfsrdma

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.1.1

GPLv2

mlnx-nvme

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.1.1

GPLv2

mlnx-ofa_kernel

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.2.1

GPLv2

mlnx-tools

5.2.0-0.58112

GPLv2

mlx-steering-dump

1.0.0-0.58112

GPLv2

mpi-selector

1.0.3-1.58112

BSD

mpitests

3.2.20-de56b6b.58112

BSD

mstflint

4.16.1-2.58112

GPL/BSD

multiperf

3.0-3.0.58112

BSD 3-Clause, GPL v2 or later

ofed-docs

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.2

GPL/BSD

ofed-scripts

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.2

GPL/BSD

openmpi

4.1.5a1-1.58112

BSD

opensm

5.13.0.MLNX20221016.10d3954-0.1.58112

GPLv2 or BSD

openvswitch

2.17.2-1.58112

ASL 2.0 and LGPLv2+ and SISSL

perftest

4.5-0.18.gfcddfe0.58112

BSD 3-Clause, GPL v2 or later

rdma-core

58mlnx43-1.58112

GPLv2 or BSD

rshim

2.0.6-18.g955dbef

GPLv2

sharp

3.1.1.MLNX20221122.c93d7550-1.58112

Proprietary

sockperf

3.10-0.git5ebd327da983.58112

BSD

srp

5.8-OFED.5.8.1.1.1.1

GPLv2

ucx

1.14.0-1.58112

BSD

xpmem

2.6.4-1.58112

GPLv2 and LGPLv2.1

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