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SubjectRe: Softnet/eepro100 driver conversion bug in 2.3.43pre8?

> That _sounds_ reasonably, I agree, but eepro100 gets tx timeouts very
> frequently if the access to "status" is not atomic.

Could you try to answer another, simpler, question?
Namely, why is the question raised now?

Softnet did not introduce _anything_ new to this area.
Even 2.3.15 did not this. If eepro100 fails now,
it always (including 2.2) failed _exactly_ with the same frequency.


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