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Old 02-12-2009, 04:36 PM
Stefan Bader
 
Default r8169: Add correct support for 8101E/8102E cards

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/326891

SRU justification:

Impact: This was reported as a regression against Intrepid. The change that
most likely caused this was a fix (which was now asked for Hardy by another
user) to remove access to a certain register for cards other than 8169.
Unfortunately the code uses in some cases the PCI information but in other
cases the MAC version to decide how to handle a card. For those cards in
question the 8101 code is used to initialize the cards hardware but for other
aspects the unknown MAC causes it to be handled as a 8169 card.

The fact that those cards worked before seems to be pure luck.

Fix: The following 5 patches taken from upstream adds proper support for those
cards.


Testcase: Networking was impossible before and has been verified to be working
after by 2 users.


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Old 02-12-2009, 06:59 PM
Tim Gardner
 
Default r8169: Add correct support for 8101E/8102E cards

Stefan Bader wrote:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/326891
>
> SRU justification:
>
> Impact: This was reported as a regression against Intrepid. The change
> that most likely caused this was a fix (which was now asked for Hardy by
> another user) to remove access to a certain register for cards other
> than 8169. Unfortunately the code uses in some cases the PCI information
> but in other cases the MAC version to decide how to handle a card. For
> those cards in question the 8101 code is used to initialize the cards
> hardware but for other aspects the unknown MAC causes it to be handled
> as a 8169 card.
> The fact that those cards worked before seems to be pure luck.
>
> Fix: The following 5 patches taken from upstream adds proper support for
> those cards.
>
> Testcase: Networking was impossible before and has been verified to be
> working after by 2 users.
>

ACK

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