John Parsons <email@example.com> wrote:
: If I can run the latest Net drivers with 4.24, could someone in QNX land tell me
: how to determine the correct set of Net drives?
There is a file on your system called /etc/modules/qnx424 which lists all of
the modules included in the QNX4.24 install:
4135967635 31Jul97 /bin/Net OS NET
310714985 27Mar97 /bin/Net.ether9000 OS NET
3194979707 22Aug97 /bin/netinfo OS NET
From the /etc/modules/qnx425 if installed you will see:
310714985 27Mar97 /bin/Net.ether9000 4671 4673
so the Net.ether9000 was not changed from 4.24 to 4.25
To find out which patches have been installed, check the /etc/version/qnx
file which on my system is:
QNX Software Systems Ltd. QNX 4.24, release date 05-Sept-97
QNX Software Systems Ltd. QNX 4.25, release date 13-Nov-98
QNX Software Systems Ltd. QNX 4.25 Patch A, release date 14-Dec-98
QNX Software Systems Ltd. QNX 4.25 Patch B, beta date 26-Feb-99
QNX Software Systems Ltd. QNX 4.25 Patch C, beta date 30-Sep-99
The beta dates are actually the release dates…
So then you would look at the /updates/qnx42/Released/ directory on QUICS
and “grep -ie Net.ether9000 *.changes” produces:
qnx425toqnx425D.changes: /bin/Net.ether9000 - Now works properly with the
qnx425toqnx425D.changes: Net.ether9000 Changed driver to work with
91c100 fiber adapter.
Considering the date on the Net.ether9000 is Apr 12 1999, and there was an
update of the driver in patch C, you are most likely using the Net.ether9000
melt < /updates/qnx42/Released/qnx425C.tar.F | tar -tv 2> /tmp/425C.txt
grep -ie Net.ether9000 /tmp/425C.txt reveals:
rwxrwxr-x 0/120 44117 Apr 12 08:55 1999 /bin/Net.ether9000
A little bit of work, but…
: For example;
: My present Net.ether9000 is dated: Apr 12 1999 (/bin/Net.ether9000)
: My present Net is dated: Jul 31 1997 (/bin/Net)
: My present netinfo is dated: Aug 22 1997 (/bin/netinfo)
: IS THIS THE CORRECT SET?
: Will this set of drivers work together correctly? If not, what is the correct
: set when using the Net.ether9000 dated Apr 12, 1999 driver? And how do I get a
: copy of the set.
: Hugh Brown wrote:
:> Previously, John Parsons wrote in qdn.public.qnx4:
:> > Thanks for the information Heather.
:> > However, our present product is still running QNX4.24, we are up grading
:> > new product to QNX4.25. I guess what I’m asking is whether there has been
:> > any update to the Net.ether9000 that I should be useing on the QNX4.24
:> > systems products? Is it safe to put the QNX4.25 Net.ether9000 driver with a
:> > QNX4.24 system? Doesn’t the driver get built with the OS that it is part
:> > of, i.e. a drive that is for the QNX4.24 system was built with that system
:> > and therefore may cause a problem if used with a different OS?
:> You can run the latest network drivers with a 4.24 system as long as you
:> also use the latest Net and netinfo.
:> > By the way, in most of the QNX documentation the OS is denoted as a
:> > QNX4.24/QNX4.25 and so on. How or where does one determine the patch level
:> > of the OS you have? How do you determine if the patch level you have is the
:> > most upto date version of OS there is? How is the patch level related to
:> > documentation? Also, how do you tie in the other parts of the OS (drives
:> > like Proc32, Slib32, Dev32, Pipe and so on ) to a particular release of OS?
:> > Hope that you can help me answer these questions so that I can pass this
:> > information on to others in my company. I’m not the only on asking these
:> > questions.
:> > Thanks again for your help. Talk with you soon.
:> > John
:> > Heather Johnstone wrote:
:> > > Well, the current released version of the QNX os is 4.25 with
:> > > a D patch. The best thing to do is read the ‘changes’ file for the
:> > > current release, which you can see in the /updates/qnx42/Released
:> > > directory on quics or through the web.
:> > >
:> > > I can tell you that you are not running the latest driver. There have
:> > > been a few modifications to the driver since 4.24.
:> > >
:> > > Thanks,
:> > > Heather
:> > >
:> > > John Parsons <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
:> > > > Could someone please tell me how to determine if the version of
:> > > > Net.ether9000 driver that I’m using is the most up to date. I’m
:> > > > interrested in the version for QNX4.24 OS. At present the version I’m
:> > > > using is 4.24D dated Apr 12 1999. Has there been an update to this
:> > > > driver? In the future how would I find out if the version has been
:> > > > updated?
:> > >
:> > > > Thanks
:> > > > John