Serious e1000e driver issue on Intrepid

Daniel J Blueman daniel.blueman at
Tue Sep 23 14:57:35 BST 2008

Hi Tim,

[cross-posting to LKML]

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Tim Gardner <tim.gardner at> wrote:
> Folks,
> 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

Daniel J Blueman

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