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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.27.6
Quoting "Grant Coady" <gcoady.lk@gmail.com>:

> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008 09:20:51 -0800, you wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:53:50 -0800
>> Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de> wrote:
>>> We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the 2.6.27.6
>>> kernel.
>>>
>>> It contains a wide range of bugfixes, and all users of the 2.6.27
>>> kernel series are strongly encouraged to upgrade.
>>>
>>> I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between
>>> 2.6.27.5 and 2.6.27.6
>>> Francois Romieu (3):
>>> r8169: get ethtool settings through the generic mii helper
>>> r8169: fix RxMissed register access
>>> r8169: wake up the PHY of the 8168
>>
>> My r8169 no longer compiles:
>> ...
>> Building modules, stage 2.
>> MODPOST 243 modules
>> ERROR: "mii_ethtool_gset" [drivers/net/r8169.ko] undefined!
>> make[1]: *** [__modpost] Error 1
>> make: *** [modules] Error 2
>>
>> Attached my .config. Also tried witht he following changed, with the
>> same results:
>> +CONFIG_NET_ETHERNET=y
>> +CONFIG_MII=m
>
> r8169 works fine here, from dmesg:
>
> r8169 Gigabit Ethernet driver 2.3LK-NAPI loaded
> r8169 0000:04:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
> r8169 0000:04:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
> eth0: RTL8168b/8111b at 0xffffc200100b8000, 00:1d:7d:03:5e:98, XID
> 38000000 IRQ 378
> ...
> r8169: eth0: link up
>
> See: http://bugsplatter.id.au/kernel/boxen/pooh64/ for dmesg + config
>
> Grant.

Mine works fine as well, on 2.6.27.5. It does not even *compile* on
2.6.27.6. Jean Schurger just sent an e-mail
(http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=122703112423031) with the same
issue, but was kind enough to provide a patch (which I have not tested).

-sandalle

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