Lucid request update: sfc driver

Ben Hutchings bhutchings at
Sat Jan 30 03:09:04 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 21:26 +0000, Tim Gardner wrote:
> Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Wed, 2010-01-13 at 14:27 +0000, Tim Gardner wrote:
> >> Tim Gardner wrote:
> >>> Ben Hutchings wrote:
> >>>> Please update the sfc driver to the version in 2.6.33-rc3.  This adds
> >>>> support for the SFC9000 family of 10G Ethernet adapters.  Note that
> >>>> there are a very large number of changes in the driver after 2.6.32;
> >>>> most of these were refactoring required in preparation for the addition
> >>>> of new hardware support.
> > [...]
> >>> Have a look at 'git:// sfc' and see if 
> >>> you think I've done it right.
> >>>
> >>> I think the 3 core networking patches are benign.
> >>>
> >>> rtg
> >> That would be 'git:// sfc'
> > 
> > That looks right to me, and passes some basic testing.  Thanks a lot!
> > 
> > There are a couple more bug fixes on the way; shall I ping you when they
> > appear in an rc?
> > 
> Yes - I would not normally notice upstream sfc updates (unless they 
> trickled down via stable).

Please cherry-pick these bug fixes included in 2.6.33-rc{5,6}:

55029c1d65158aea9672c5dfadb43a57f23e3100 sfc: Fix polling for slow MCDI operations
f3766c26a5d00189e5c0965c66f01956d15a92d6 sfc: Fix conditions for MDIO self-test
357d46a17e54c9a87e0e6ef3930ff4ab2d232b81 sfc: QT202x: Remove unreliable MMD check at initialisation
8704a2c8e9db24157a7b08d1678bf840f2318779 sfc: Add workspace for GMAC bug workaround to MCDI MAC_STATS buffer
5a27e86babe79cf5f575394bb1055448458df6c7 sfc: Use fixed-size buffers for MCDI NVRAM requests


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