[Bug 263555] Re: [intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e kernel places Intel gigEchipsets at risk

Jesse Brandeburg jesse.brandeburg at intel.com
Tue Sep 23 15:46:36 UTC 2008

John Dong wrote:
> Shall we pull in e1000e-prevent-corruption-of-eeprom-nvm.patch? It
> seems from the discussion that it isn't a 100% fix (other methods of
> reaching mmio'ed EEPROM probably exist) but should at least eliminate
> this disaster scenario of just booting up the distribution causing
> the card to be hosed.

no, this patch is for e1000, and has nothing to do with this problem.
Right now, the only reports of this issue are with 82566 and 82567 based
LAN parts (ich8 and ich9).

the eeprom is not MMIO mapped, the registers for accessing it are.  I'm
still not clear if a random write to a memory location could corrupt
things, we'll be looking at that today.

[intrepid] 2.6.27 e1000e kernel places Intel gigE chipsets at risk
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