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

Hotdog003 hotdog003 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 15:45:18 UTC 2008

Hey guys,

Let's use this bug tracker to get the problem fixed. Can we please keep
the discussion of whether or not to pull the CD image to the forums or
mailing lists? This is a place to talk about the bug *itself* and how to
get the bug *itself* fixed, not to discuss the implications of this bug.

I bet we can get this dilemma fixed MUCH faster if we stop pointing
fingers, stop bickering about what to do with the CD image, and start

Why do I say this? Nicorac posted a link to the Linux Kernel Mailing list. I'll repost it here so you don't have to scroll up:
>From the page: "Currently we (Intel Ethernet) are reproducing the issue on
multiple machines in house, we are working on the issue with the
other core Linux teams here at Intel and within the community. No
resolution yet but we are much closer now.

Later we will post patches to help users who have had this
problem restore their eeprom from either a saved image from
ethtool -e or from another identical system."

This means that your hardware is NOT permanently bricked. When someone
writes the Lazarus program to resurrect your NIC from the dead,
everything will be OK and your computer will return to normal.

So, because your hardware is not permanently in danger, let's focus on
getting the bug fixed now before 8.10 ships and clean up the aftermath

[intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel ICH8 and ICH9 gigE chipsets at risk
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