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    SubjectRe: e1000: "fix" it on thinkpad x60 / eeprom checksum read fails
    On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:34:23 -0700
    Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@intel.com> wrote:

    > > Okay, perhaps this should be inserted as a comment into the driver,
    > > and printk should be fixed to point at this explanation?
    > >
    > > Can't we enable the driver with the bad checksum, then read the _real_
    > > data?
    >
    > no.
    >
    > We're working on a solution where we make sure that the PHY is physically
    > turned on properly before we read the EEPROM, which would be the proper fix.
    > It's completely not acceptable to run when the EEPROM checksum fails - you
    > might even be running with the wrong MAC address, or worse. Lets fix this the
    > right way instead.

    A printk which helps the user to understand all this saga would be very nice.
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