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SubjectRe: e1000e: 2.6.27-rc1 corrupts EEPROM/NVM
On Fri, 08 Aug 2008 11:47:51 +0100 David Vrabel <> wrote:

> 2.6.27-rc1 kernels appear to corrupt the EEPROM/NVM of the 8086:294c
> ethernet device (ICH9 I think). After hacking the driver to ignore the
> bad CRC and MAC address I could view the EEPROM with ethtool and it was
> all 0xff.
> Testing EEPROM reads and writes with ethtool appeared to work but after
> a reboot of the system the ethernet device (see lspci -v output) was no
> longer present. Could invalid EEPROM contents with a valid CRC (as
> would be the case after my read/write tests) result in the device
> failing to enumerate on the PCIe bus?

Is this still happening in Linus's current tree?

Was 2.6.26 OK?


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