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    SubjectRE: [Patch] e100 driver patch for 2.5 - option to restore old behavio r
    > These patches add a module parameter to restore older
    > EEPROM behavior to the Intel e100 NIC driver.

    We want the check to fail to detect mis-programmed eeproms. The
    checksum test isn't conclusive, but it does provide an indication
    something is wrong.

    > We have lots of boxen that for some reason always fail the
    > checksum, but the E100 NIC operates just fine. Others might
    > have the same issue.

    The assumption is that the eeprom was programmed correctly in
    manufacturing, so your nics were 1) mis-programmed during manufacturing,
    or 2) modified later using some tool. Follow-up with to make sure 1) isn't the case.

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