[Bug 263555] Re: [intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel ICH8 and ICH9 gigE chipsets at risk

Thomas McKay tom.mckay1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 15:03:02 UTC 2008


What make's an alpha or beta tester's hardware less valuable than the
hardware the final release is installed on? In many cases it is the same
hardware.

While I agree many install alpha or beta releases when they shouldn't, a
large number of people are actually working to do testing, and their
complaints are valid. If I or anybody sounds like they are "whining &
wailing" it is because their hardware is valuable, and they are doing a
service to you and everybody else.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Amon_Re <ochal at kefren.be> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Quoting vjohn <vnibs119 at yahoo.com.br>:
>
> > Hi people, sorry by angry message, but I'm realy needing my onboard
> > network working in gnu/linux... Yesterday I have installed m$
> > windows in my machine to test the onboard network card (for
> > something it's work! hehe)
>
> You definatly should *NOT* be running Alpha or Beta software on a
> work-critical machine, the workarround is to install an older kernel,
> see the big warning topic on the forums.
> (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5882185&postcount=38)
>
>
> > and it work fine in windows... only in  linux box have the "The NVM
> > Checksum Is Not Valid"... So the network  card remain working... Of
> > course the gnu/linux is develloped by  humans, but the kernel team
> > need do more testing in new releases,
>
> What do you think the point is of Beta & Alpha releases? To test the
> code on a larger ecosystem containing alot more diverse hardware, the
> whole discussion is pointless anyway, people clearly don't read
> warnings or even solutions when they're staring them in the face.
>
> > because have a great responsability in thousands machines runing
> > this great operating system!
> > Thanks a lot and I will wait the solution, when it appear...
> > Vinicius
>
> If my reply sounds abit bitter, it's probably because i am, there's
> been alot of whining & wailing about how they were supposed to do this
> & that & pull iso's etc etc etc etc ad infinitum, blah
>
> --
> [intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel ICH8 and ICH9 gigE chipsets at
> risk
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/263555
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-- 
Tom McKay

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[intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel ICH8 and ICH9 gigE chipsets at risk
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/263555
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