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Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly Update 4 Now Available

We are pleased to announce
the availability of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 Quarterly
Update 4 (UEKR3U4) for Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7. This is the fourth quarterly
update release for UEK Release 3 (Version 3.8.13-55) and includes driver
updates and a consolidation of fixes for bugs and security
issues.

Some notable highlights include:

  • Users are now able to specify which modules DTrace shold load automatically during startup by specifying the module in /etc/dtrace-modules.
  • PMC-Sierra PM8001 SAS/SATA controller driver
    (pm8001) , which supports the new Adaptec Series 7H family of 8-port and
    16-port PCIe gen3 SAS/SATA host bus adapters, has been added.
  • Intel XL710 X710 Virtual Function network driver
    (i40evf) has been added.
  • The P-state driver (intel_pstate) for the
    Intel Sandy Bridge processor has been added.
  • Various network performance improvement patches to support Oracle Linux virtual
    machines running on Microsoft Hyper-V have been included.
  • NFS over Remote Data Memory Access (RDMA) Client is
    available as a technology preview.
  • Device driver updates (e.g. storage devices, network cards) from key partners, such as:
    • Broadcom
    • Emulex
    • HP
    • Intel
    • LSI
    • Mellanox
    • PMCS
    • QLogic
    • Tigon

For more details, please review the release notes.

The source code is available on our public git repository

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