The Debian kernel team regularly backports driver updates to the Linux kernel in stable releases to add support for new hardware. In the current stable release, the Linux kernel is based on longterm series 2.6.32.y. We generally prefer to cherry-pick bug fixes and new hardware support, but there are so many interrelated changes to r8169 since 2.6.32 that this seems to be impossible. So I've prepared a backport of r8169 from Linux 2.6.38, which is available in the git branch: git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git r8169-test The kernel configuration files we use are at <http://kernel.alioth.debian.org/config/2.6.32-33/>. We would appreciate any help you can provide in testing this, and any advice on changes that should be added or reverted. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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