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Re: ITP: Intel e1000 gigabit NIC driver kernel module



On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 03:20:37AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 18, 2002 at 11:57:02AM +0200, Oliver Kurth wrote:
> > ifplugd should work using mii calls with the eepro100 driver... or did
> > I miss something? Maybe you could contribute to #164380.
> 
> Nope, mii was no more useful than ethtool.  Both claimed the device was
> completely unsupported (2.4.19 kernel..)  Unfortunately I didn't save the
> mii-diag output, but basically I was able to conclude that mii-tool said
> it didn't know the link status.

Really strange, because I use the eepro100 driver and I am happy. At 
least as long as iflpugd is concerned.

> I was kinda discouraged by the e100-source package since it also did not
> support any of the necessary ioctls, but then I found out that the Debian
> package is over a year old.  Building a NM(N)U of the package with the
> current version worked fine, and the resulting module did support ethtool,
> so I considered the problem resolved.

Please do the NMU and/or write this to the bug, to make the submitter 
happy.

> Seems ifplugd acesses the disk regularly though - could be something else
> though, haven't investigated yet.  If ifplugd is responsible, I think
> that's an issue worth fixing if possible since the primary target is
> notebooks which typically have short lifespans when the disk is active.
> I've also concluded that Debian's init does too damned much on a laptop,
> but I haven't had time to gut it down to just the basics.

I do not think it is ifplugd's fault. It just runs as a daemon, 
checking the NIC every second or so. Should not involve any disk 
activity.
But I can look at that.

Greetings,
Oliver
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