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    SubjectRe: [Bug #11382] e1000e: 2.6.27-rc1 corrupts EEPROM/NVM
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    From: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>
    Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:54:13 +0200 (CEST)

    > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11382
    > Subject : e1000e: 2.6.27-rc1 corrupts EEPROM/NVM
    > Submitter : David Vrabel <david.vrabel@csr.com>
    > Date : 2008-08-08 10:47 (45 days old)
    > References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=121819267211679&w=4
    > Handled-By : Christopher Li <chrisl@vmware.com>

    Fixed by:

    commit 78566fecbb12a7616ae9a88b2ffbc8062c4a89e3
    Author: Christopher Li <chrisl@vmware.com>
    Date: Fri Sep 5 14:04:05 2008 -0700

    e1000: prevent corruption of EEPROM/NVM

    Andrey reports e1000 corruption, and that a patch in vmware's ESX fixed
    it.

    The EEPROM corruption is triggered by concurrent access of the EEPROM
    read/write. Putting a lock around it solve the problem.

    [akpm@linux-foundation.org: use DEFINE_SPINLOCK to avoid confusing lockdep]
    Signed-off-by: Christopher Li <chrisl@vmware.com>
    Reported-by: Andrey Borzenkov <arvidjaar@mail.ru>
    Cc: Zach Amsden <zach@vmware.com>
    Cc: Pratap Subrahmanyam <pratap@vmware.com>
    Cc: Jeff Kirsher <jeffrey.t.kirsher@intel.com>
    Cc: Jesse Brandeburg <jesse.brandeburg@intel.com>
    Cc: Bruce Allan <bruce.w.allan@intel.com>
    Cc: PJ Waskiewicz <peter.p.waskiewicz.jr@intel.com>
    Cc: John Ronciak <john.ronciak@intel.com>
    Cc: Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org>
    Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@redhat.com>


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