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    SubjectRe: NS83820 2.6.0-test5 driver seems unstable on IA64
    Andi Kleen wrote:

    > The solution proposed by Ivan sounds much better. The basic problem
    > is that the Ethernet header is not a multiple of 4 and that misaligns
    > everything after it.

    At least some hardware will offset the incoming packet by two bytes to
    align everything. Whatever mechanism we end up using, it would be nice
    if it could make use of the hardware that is capable of this.

    Chris

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