[Bug 263555] Re: [intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel ICH8and ICH9 gigE chipsets at risk

Craig candrews at integralblue.com
Mon Oct 13 17:31:31 UTC 2008


I have been active in that launchpad bug, but I'm not sure who John S
is.

This information is about Ubuntu Linux, 8.10 (which is in testing, and has
not been released). This bug has since been resolved.

~Craig

On Mon, October 13, 2008 12:56 pm, Dan Cashman wrote:
> Bounces,
>
>
> I am filling in for John S while he is on vacation?
>
>
> What system is this referring to?
>
>
> Invoice #?
>
>
> Linux?  What version of Linux?
>
>
> Please advise.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Dan Cashman
> 7002 S. Revere Parkway
> Ste #90
> Centennial, CO 80112
> 720.488.9800
> 800.381.1083
> F- 720.488.9885
> dcashman at microsel.com    www.microsel.com
>  
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounces at canonical.com [mailto:bounces at canonical.com] On Behalf Of
> Simon Sigre
> Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 1:15 AM
> To: John B. Sobernheim
> Subject: [Bug 263555] Re: [intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e driver places Intel
> ICH8and ICH9 gigE chipsets at risk
>
>
> If it helps i am also having this problem aswell; i have included output
> of lshw aswell //
> Linux penfold 2.6.27-6-generic #1 SMP Tue Oct 7 04:15:04 UTC 2008 i686
> GNU/Linux
>
>
> [    2.319073] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 0.3.3.3-k6
> [    2.319076] e1000e: Copyright (c) 1999-2008 Intel Corporation.
> [    2.319116] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) ->
> IRQ 20
> [    2.319126] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: setting latency timer to 64
> [    2.377161] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: PCI INT A disabled
> [    2.377199] e1000e: probe of 0000:00:19.0 failed with error -5
>
>
> *-network UNCLAIMED
> product: 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection
> *-network
> *-network DISABLED
> \\
>
>
> --
> [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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> Status in The Linux Kernel: Fix Released
> Status in “linux” source package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in linux in Ubuntu Intrepid: Fix Released
> Status in “linux” source package in Fedora: Fix Released
> Status in “linux” source package in Gentoo Linux: Confirmed
> Status in “linux” source package in Mandriva: Fix Released
> Status in “linux” source package in Suse: In Progress
>
>
> Bug description:
> In some circumstances it appears possible for the 2.6.27-rc kernels to
> corrupt the NVRAM used by some Intel network parts to store data such as
> MAC addresses.
> This is limited to the new e1000e driver, and reports have only appeared
> from users of "82566 and 82567 based LAN parts (ich8 and ich9)" (to quote
> Intel). The reports seem to be isolated to laptops, but it is not clear
> if this is because desktop/server parts are not vulnerable, or if use
> cases simply increase the chances of laptop users being hit.
>
> Once this corruption has occurred, recovery may be possible via a BIOS
> update, but may well require replacement of the hardware. Use of Intel's
> IABUTIL.EXE is strongly discouraged, as it will worsen the problem to
> the point where the network part will no longer appear on the PCI bus.
>
> (this is a new description, the original one was based on too much
> guesswork. Below are the URLs originally referenced) (the driver i
> blacklisted in Ubuntu for  2.6.27-rc in the latest releases, so if your
> network is not working, it doesn't have to be damaged, but just disabled
> in order to prevent any accidents until this bug is solved, don't wary!)
> http://www.blahonga.org/~art/rant.html (search for "em0")
> http://www.mail-archive.com/e1000-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg00360.htm
> l
> http://www.mail-archive.com/e1000-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg00398.ht
> ml
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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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