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SubjectRe: r8169 mac address change (was Re: [0/3] 2.6.19-rc2: known regressions)
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I demand that Francois Romieu may or may not have written...

> o Darren and Syed, are your 0x8136 still happy with the patch
> 0001-r8169-perform-a-PHY-reset-before-any-other-operation-at-boot-time.txt
> at
> on top of 2.6.19-rc4 ?

It is.

I then tried 0002-r8169-more-magic.txt, mainly to see that it doesn't cause
any problems. Unfortunately, it did... however, a little reading showed that
you've stopped enabling transmit and receive for all but four of the chip
types supported by the driver.

An incremental fix is attached.

> o Darren, still ok to keep your S-o-b in it ?


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r8169: fix more magic so that 8101e etc. work again

r8169-more-magic killed transmit & receive on my laptop's RTL8101e. Turns out
to be that the enabling of these functions had been unitnentionally removed.

(This is one of two possible fixes, the other being the removal of the if()
guarding the other tx/rx-enable call. Both work here.)

Signed-off-by: Darren Salt <>

--- drivers/net/r8169.c~ 2006-11-01 19:53:02.000000000 +0000
+++ drivers/net/r8169.c 2006-11-01 19:54:16.000000000 +0000
@@ -1921,7 +1921,10 @@
(tp->mac_version != RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_02) &&
(tp->mac_version != RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_03) &&
(tp->mac_version != RTL_GIGA_MAC_VER_04))
+ {
+ RTL_W8(ChipCmd, CmdTxEnb | CmdRxEnb);
+ }

RTL_W8(Cfg9346, Cfg9346_Lock);

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