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SubjectRE: Linux 2.6.27-rc8
On Mon, 29 Sep 2008, Brandeburg, Jesse wrote:
> Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > 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?
> my current status mail was posted earlier today to lkml from this
> address, since then we've had a local reproduction and are going for
> number two. The reproduction seems racy, i.e. it doesn't happen every
> time, so we put it in a loop doing detect, check eeprom, detect, etc,
> and we'll see if it fails.
> Reproduction seems to consistently be around X probing time, no firm
> leads yet. As for Intel we have keithp and jbarnes as well as arjan,
> auke, myself and a few others involved.
> We have some patches to lock the nvm down, we'll be posting those
> tonight and tomorrow, I also have some debug logic (and fixes) to help
> prove that we don't think it's a race in e1000e.

Can we get the simple debug patches including the fixes which resulted
from them pushed upstream ASAP ?



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