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SubjectRe: [Bug #11382] e1000e: 2.6.27-rc1 corrupts EEPROM/NVM
Jiri Kosina wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Kyle McMartin wrote:
>
>> I've been working on a patch to detect (using a timer and checking at
>> up/down) whether or not the flash has been corrupted, and, if it is
>> rewrite it with the saved good copy (which obviously only helps if
>> it's the same boot.)
>
> Thanks, looks interesting e1000e hack that might possibly be of some help.
>
> BUT! please have a look at
>
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/9/24/133
>
> Looks like this device got a lot of 0xff written somewhere in its config
> space, right? But it isn't Intel card at all.

I asked that person and he said reverting to an older kernel made it work again,
also there is a fix out as romieu pointed out as well, so this seems to be a
different bug for now.
Auke


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