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    SubjectAbout the fix "e1000e: workaround for packet drop on 82579 at 100Mbps (commit 0ed013e28fe853244f4972cf18d8e2bd62eeb8fc)"

    I'm now running Linux 3.0.8 and I still see this issue:

    $ ifconfig eth0

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f4:6d:04:39:XX:XX
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    RX packets:123911 errors:0 dropped:386 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:122441 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:96626066 (92.1 MiB) TX bytes:15191495 (14.4 MiB)
    Interrupt:18 Memory:fb500000-fb520000

    More about this particular onboard NIC (motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev 3.0)

    # lspci -vvv -s 00:19.0

    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579V Gigabit Network Connection (rev 05)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 849c
    Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
    Latency: 0
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 49
    Region 0: Memory at fb500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    Region 1: Memory at fb528000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Region 2: I/O ports at f040 [size=32]
    Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
    Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1-,D2-,D3hot+,D3cold+)
    Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-
    Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Address: 00000000fee0100c Data: 416a
    Capabilities: [e0] PCI Advanced Features
    AFCap: TP+ FLR+
    AFCtrl: FLR-
    AFStatus: TP-
    Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    Kernel modules: e1000e

    # ethtool eth0
    Settings for eth0:
    Supported ports: [ TP ]
    Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
    100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
    Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
    Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
    100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
    Advertised pause frame use: No
    Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
    Speed: 100Mb/s
    Duplex: Full
    Port: Twisted Pair
    PHYAD: 2
    Transceiver: internal
    Auto-negotiation: on
    MDI-X: off
    Supports Wake-on: pumbg
    Wake-on: d
    Current message level: 0x00000001 (1)
    Link detected: yes

    I'm not absolutely certain about the quality of equipment I'm connected to - so I'd like to know how can I
    remove it out of equation.

    My Internet connection seemingly works this way:

    My_PC -> 16-port unmanageable Ethernet switch -> Cisco Ethernet switch -> Cisco PPPoE concentrator (the
    first device I can ping via PPPoE connection)

    Best wishes,


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