[Quantal][SRU][PATCH 0/1] e1000e: add device IDs for i218

leann.ogasawara at canonical.com leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Thu Nov 22 00:00:22 UTC 2012

From: Leann Ogasawara <leann.ogasawara at canonical.com>

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1081796

== Upstream Stable 3.5.y ==
Herton, please consider picking up the following commit for the next
v3.5.y release.  It's been applied upstream as of v3.7-rc1.

commit 16e310ae6ed352c4963b1f2413fcd88fa693eeda
Author: Bruce Allan <bruce.w.allan at intel.com>
Date: Tue Oct 9 01:11:26 2012 +0000

    e1000e: add device IDs for i218

== Quantal SRU Justification ==
i218 is the next-generation LOM that will be available on systems with
the Lynx Point LP Platform Controller Hub (PCH) chipset from Intel. The
following upstream patch provides the initial support of those devices.
It will allow LAN connections but will be missing the enablement for
actual low power savings. This will however at least allow testing on
early platforms.

== Impact ==
This should be very low risk of regression as the patch is adding new
pci id's.

== Test Case ==
Without this patch, these LOM's are unsupported. All you need to test is
to boot a kernel without this patch applied on a system with this HW and
confirm networking is unsupported. With this patch LAN connections are
at least possible.

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