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SubjectRe: [Stable-review] [007/116] tg3: Fix 5906 transmit hangs
On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 09:15:22PM -0400, Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 15:54:45 -0700
> Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de> wrote:
>
> > 2.6.32-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let
> > us know.
> >
> > ------------------
> >
> > From: Matt Carlson <mcarlson@broadcom.com>
> >
> > This is a resubmit backport of commit
> > 92c6b8d16a36df3f28b2537bed2a56491fb08f11 to kernel version 2.6.32.
> > The gentoo bug report can be found at
> > https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=301091. Thanks to Matt
> > Carlson for his assistance and working me to fix a regression caused
> > by the initial patch. The original description is as follows:
> >
>
> I think these two patches should be used instead, as they fix the
> bug without needing backports and keep the driver closer to upstream:
>
> 0e1406dd404ce55dbe8d68b4b5e2aed7e5c75fdb
> "tg3: Assign flags to fixes in start_xmit_dma_bug"
>
> 92c6b8d16a36df3f28b2537bed2a56491fb08f11
> "tg3: Fix 5906 transmit hangs"

I don't know, I'll defer to Matt here, this patch has gone in and out of
the stable queue for a while now as he and some users have tested and
had problems lots of times...

Matt?



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