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SubjectRe: [GIT]: Networking
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 01:47:59PM -0700, Linus Torvalds (torvalds@linux-foundation.org) wrote:
> I really don't see the e1000 and netxen updates as being critical either.
> Sure, they look like driver improvement, but "improvement" is not what the
> -rc3+ series is about.

Netxen driver update contains bug fixes (leak and races) and hardware
workaround. Well, it has driver version bump either, I agress, that
one was an error. E1000 contains number of regression fixes and
performance improvement via module parameter change.

> Same goes for all the loopback changes. They look like cleanups or feature
> enables.

It fixes performance regression.

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Evgeniy Polyakov


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