Emulex Joins OpenSolaris
By pmonday on Jun 18, 2007
I haven't seen an "official" looking announcement yet, but Emulex has Open Sourced the Emulex Fibre Channel Device Driver and put the .tar.bz2 of the source in the downloads section of the project. The source was actually posted June 15th!
What does this mean to OpenSolaris? Well, it continues to gain momentum as a solid, open source, storage operating system. What does it mean to one of the many, many OpenSolaris or Solaris users? Well, hopefully it means more transparency into the storage stack that you are running, if you need it. To open source developers, they have some first rate driver code to look at and participate with.
The Emulex Driver uses the Leadville stack within OpenSolaris to plug in its functionality. I have to tell you though, I'm not a Solaris Driver guru, so let's hope Dan or Scott get down to business and do a blog for us on how the Emulex code interacts with the Leadville stack!
Nice job Emulex! Keep up the good work.