[hcflinux] HCF driver downloads for Fedora Core 3 i686 kernels

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Mar 28 10:24:24 EST 2005


for the HCF driver, it's very unlikely that a 4K stacks kernel will be 
problematic. Since you have tried the driver and it was working fine 
with 14.4kbps, then it will most likely work fine with the full speed. 
If the 4K stacks size of the kernel becomes problematic, you could 
install one of your 16K stacks Fedora Core 3 kernels available at:



and install the appropriate 16K stacks HCF PCI driver package.

Since you have installed a pre-compiled RPM package, if you upgrade your 
kernel, you will have to download and install the pre-compiled RPM 
package for your new kernel version or else it will not work.

If you do not want to change the HCF PCI driver package each time you 
upgrade your kernel, you could use the generic package in the RPM format 
instead which is available on this page:


On Fedora Core 3, you only need to have the 'gcc' package installed on 
your machine in order to use this package.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Leslie Katz wrote:
> At the start of the month I sent an email to this list, which was kindly 
> answered by Jonathan of Linuxant.
> In light of his answer, I afterwards downloaded and installed Fedora 
> Core 3 (kernel version 2.6.9-1.667).
> I then found the page at the Linuxant website whose title is the same as 
> the subject line of this email. The last four downloads which that page 
> listed related to my kernel version.
> Given the note on the page about potential problems with the default 
> stack size in original FC3 kernels, I tried first to install the version 
> described as 2.6.9-1.667.stk16. However, it would not install. I then 
> tried the version described as 2.6.9-1.667 and it did install. I have 
> since used it and it works.
> I would naturally like to switch to the faster version of the drivers, 
> but, before I do, I would be grateful for the answers to a few 
> questions, just to be sure I'm going about this the right way.
> Am I at real risk of some problem arising due to the stack size issue? 
> If so, what do I need to do to get installed the first version I tried 
> to install, the stk16 one, instead of the version I presently have 
> installed?
> On a related issue (or, at least, that's how it seems to me in my 
> ignorance), will my drivers cease to work if I install the upgrades to 
> the kernel which are now available to be downloaded from Fedora and 
> which it is suggested by them I should install?
> Thank you for your assistance.
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