Kok, Auke wrote:
Jeff Garzik wrote:
Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
This is all a while ago now, but wasn't the e100 S-bit patch originally
written by Intel people in response to the very same quote by Russell
King that you've quoted above?
I just wanted to make sure it didn't kill any boxes.
Neither did we. On top of that we didn't have the equipment to test on
ARM on until recently, and the system that I got recently will not even
load the kernel with an e100 NIC in the PCI slot (way way way before
e100.ko loads, e1000 works just fine). that doesn't help either.
Meanwhile we've not sat still and jesse wrote a patch to have e100 use
IO optionally for plagued platforms which seems to fix some of these
issues, and Jeff Kirsher has been actively tracking a e100 IPMI issue on
a very specific platform.
Jeff, I think I should just push the IO patch and the sbit code to
Andrew and have it sit there. That is a vastly larger test resource than
we currently can generate for this. If needed we just let is sit there
for a whole release cycle before moving it to #upstream.
The sbit code has been in -mm via netdev-2.6.git#ALL for many months
now. I am certainly open to adding any number of "for -mm only" style
patches that you wish to pass along, for /any/ driver: e100, e1000, ixgb.
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