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SubjectRe: [patch 00/23] -stable review
On 04/08/06, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 4 Aug 2006 11:04:36 +0200
> "Jesper Juhl" <jesper.juhl@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 04/08/06, Greg KH <gregkh@suse.de> wrote:
> > > This is the start of the stable review cycle for the 2.6.17.8 release.
> > > There are 23 patches in this series, all will be posted as a response to
> > > this one. If anyone has any issues with these being applied, please let
> > > us know. If anyone is a maintainer of the proper subsystem, and wants
> > > to add a Signed-off-by: line to the patch, please respond with it.
> > >
> > > These patches are sent out with a number of different people on the Cc:
> > > line. If you wish to be a reviewer, please email stable@kernel.org to
> > > add your name to the list. If you want to be off the reviewer list,
> > > also email us.
> > >
> > > Responses should be made by Sunday, August 6, 05:00:00 UTC. Anything
> > > received after that time might be too late.
> > >
> > > I've also posted a roll-up patch with all changes in it if people want
> > > to test it out. It can be found at:
> > >
> > > kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/patch-2.6.17.8-rc1.gz
> > >
> >
> > Any chance that the fixes in the (latest) e1000 driver version
> > 7.1.9-k4 will get backported?
>
> The post-2.6.17 e1000 changes are massive.
>
I know, I tried backporting the new driver but gave up.


> > I can't run 2.6.17.7 on at least one of my servers due to bugs in the
> > driver that are fixed in the latest e1000 version.
> > I looked through the -stable patches but didn't find anything that
> > would fix my problem.
> > I get messages along the lines of "kernel: Virtual device XXX asks to
> > queue packet!" and the device then refuses to work.
> > The last kernel where I know for a fact that it worked OK is 2.6.11,
> > so that's what the server is currently running.
> >
> > Getting the fix for that problem backported to -stable would really make my day.
>
>
> Perhaps the e1000 developers can help us to identify the particular fix for
> this problem.
>
That's what I was hoping for...


> That's assuming that it is actually fixed. Does 2.6.18-current fix the bug?
>
I tested 2.6.18-rc3-git3 and that did indeed fix the e1000 bug, but I
can't run that kernel since xfs crashes :-( (I've send a sepperate
bug report for that)


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