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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.27-rc8
On Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:59:58 +1000
"Dave Airlie" <> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:56 AM, Linus Torvalds
> <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Jiri Kosina wrote:
> >>
> >> Intel is working with us on tracking down and resolving the issue,
> >> but this is not going as well as one would like to see (one
> >> attempt, one card with completely hosed EEPROM contents ... and
> >> restoring the contents is not *that* trivial).
> >
> > What's the magic to trigger it? I've got a laptop with that e1000e
> > chip in it, and am obviously running a recent kernel on it. Do
> > people have a handle on it? Is it actually verified to be
> > kernel-related, and not related to the X server etc?
> If we had the magic we'd have fixed it by now, the current working
> theory is its X server related. This
> hasn't been proven, though my ATI GPU e1000e seems fine so it may have
> some legs.
> If it is X related then its both a kernel + X server issue, the e1000e
> driver opens the barn door, the X server drives the horses through it.
> Of course until someone produces a way to fix the hw after it breaks,
> reproducing this isn't something for the feint hearted. I'm hoping my
> laptop
> comes back today with a brand new motherboard in it.

we have a patch to save/restore now, in final testing stages
(obviously we want to be really careful with this)

Note that so far it seems to mostly hit with "new" distros, so both
new kernel and new X... ;(

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