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Re: e1000 support in Debian [Was: Re: DPL Debate prepared questions list [Debian Policy Sucks]]

On 3/20/06, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 03:39:45PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Ritesh Raj Sarraf wrote:
> > > So what do you people suggest in such cases:
> > > 1) Intel 1000MT NIC sucks, throw it away ?
> > > 2) Unh! Why don't you change to Debian Unstable ?
> > > 3) Buddy! We are all volunteers. Go and roll your own kernel with the
> > > patches ?
> > > 4) Wait! That hardware isn't officially supported by us. Build only machines
> > > which are known to work with Debian Stable?
> > 5) etch beta 2 was released last week with support for your hardware
> If this is the issue I think it is, sarge does support the hardware but the
> kernel isn't configured to support large frames on it in GigE mode.  I'm not
> aware that this issue has been resolved yet in the kernels for etch either;
> the issue had earlier been clouded by concerns over the reliability of this
> kernel configure option, owing to confusion with a similarly named option
> for a different card.

Would that really be *the* issue for a NAT box?

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