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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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