Serious e1000e driver issue on Intrepid
tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Sep 23 15:06:47 BST 2008
Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> [cross-posting to LKML]
> On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at canonical.com> wrote:
>> There are beginning to be an increasing number of reports regarding a
>> serious regression in Intrepid with regard to the e1000e ethernet driver
>> wherein it can be rendered permanently inoperable. The original Bugzilla
>> report is here:
>> SuSE has also made an announcement regarding this issue:
>> Given the severity of this issue, I'm inclined to blacklist the driver
>> by default in modutils until such time as Intel develops a fix.
>> How do we inform users when their ethernet suddenly stops working after
>> an update?
> The 2.6.27-rc7 changelog shows this problem has been fixed for e1000:
> and this patch in the -mm series fixes it for e1000e:
> Clearly, we need to ensure the second patch makes it into 2.6.27
> final; the corruption is reported to occur during suspend/resume
LKML is aware of the issue, so I don't think cross-posting is necessary.
Furthermore, the patch in the -mm series is against the e1000 driver,
not to be confused with the e1000e. The ICH8 hardware has a method for
hardware level exclusion that is used by the e1000e driver, so the issue
is likely more complex then it seems at first blush.
Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
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