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VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200802404-BG: Resolves DMA Issues on LSI 1078 and 106XE HBAs

Details

Release Date: 3/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 3/10/2008

 

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ESX350-200802404-BG.zip
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Product VersionsESX Server 3.5
Patch ClassificationGeneral
SupersedesN/A
Dependencies
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot RequiredYes
ESX Server Host Reboot RequiredYes
PRs Fixed197853
Affected HardwareLSI 1078 and LSI 106XE SAS HBAs
Affected SoftwareN/A
RPMs IncludedVMware-esx-drivers-scsi-mptscsi_2xx 
kernel-vmnix
Related CVE numbersN/A

Summary

This patch resolves direct memory access (DMA) issues on LSI 1078 and 106XE SAS HBAs.

Solution

Symptoms

  • A hardware issue in LSI 1078 chip-based controllers results in the improper mapping of the DMA address, which results in data corruption.
  • LSI 106XE controllers (SAS1064E and SAS1068E, B1 and earlier revisions) are not able to perform DMA for addresses beyond 4GB.

    Based on VMware KB 1003447

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