[PLUG] Kernel 2.6.27-rc breaks Intel PRO 1000 ethernet controllers

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Sep 24 10:36:23 PDT 2008


Kaustubh Gadkari wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> As an FYI for the Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse testers .. if you have an Intel
> PRO 1000 ethernet controller and use the e1000e driver,  the kernel in
> use by these distributions in their new alpha/beta releases seems to
> break the EEPROM of the ethernet controller.
> 
> 
> http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11382
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/263555
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459202
> 
> The issue seems to be with the free driver provided by Intel.

This affects any distribution that includes 2.6.27 rc series of kernels 
which is usually just the development distributions. However the latest 
rawhide (Fedora development branch) has removed this module temporarily 
to workaround this problem till a proper fix is available.

"* Tue Sep 23 2008 Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
- Disable E1000E driver until bz 459202 is solved."

Rahul



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