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Bug#496647: ethtool-lite incorrectly reports status of e1000e


On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 01:05, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote:
> My recommendation on this bug would be for people with as many different
> chipsets as possible to try my modified ethtool-lite on their machines
> (especially chipsets with drivers that don't implement SIOCETHTOOL -- if any
> such beasts still exist), and see whether it Does The Right Thing
> everywhere.  The more adventurous option would be to put the patch in
> immediately after squeeze, and see if anyone reports catastrophic network
> link detection failure as a result.

Once we branch for rc1 this could be pushed and then we upload it as
soon as we release squeeze out.

> The other option is to punt this whole bug report at the kernel, since the
> e1000e driver obviously has some confusion in the realm of MII support.

This ought to be done IMO in any case. This looks like a driver fault
and ought to be fixed if possible.

Otavio Salvador                             O.S. Systems
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