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Re: release status update

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 12:16:44PM -0500, elijah wright wrote:
> > > - both the de4x5 and the tulip drivers fail to work with many
> > >   DECChip-based ethernet cards in the 2.4.2x series alpha kernels;
> > >   bug #228654.

> > Both of these sound like reasonable candidates for errata if they're not
> > fixed, and not release blockers. Do you want them in the errata?

> does this bug affect the onboard tulip ethernet that comes with most of
> the alpha hardware?  if so, its a real bad bug.

It affects many (I don't know if we can say most) onboard tulip chips
that came with alphas.  There are actually a wide range of chips covered
by the tulip and de4x5 drivers that were distributed by Digital; I don't
know yet if there's a clear pattern of which chips are affected, or if
the problem has more to do with the associated hardware (such as PCI
configuration and chipsets).

It is a very bad bug, but I don't know that it's feasible to do much
about it in the 2.4 kernel series in time for sarge.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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