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Re: stable kernel 2.6.8-2-686



On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 10:03 +0000, Stuart T. R. Rowan wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 16:23 -0700, dann frazier wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 23:07 +0000, Stuart T. R. Rowan wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > The 3c59x kernel module doesn't work with vlan (802.1q) tagged packets.
> > > Apparently the fix was committed somewhere around 2.6.10, anyway we've
> > > upgraded our stable box to vanilla kernel 2.6.15.1 to work around this
> > > issue -- no discarded packets at all now.
> > > 
> > > If there's gonna be an update to the stable kernel, a patch to make the
> > > 3c59x module work with vlans rather than silently failing might be a
> > > plan.
> > 
> > hey Stu,
> >   got a link to the appropriate changeset(s)?
> > 
> > 
> Hey Dann,
> 
> Yes! So the vlan patch turned up in patch-2.6.9.bz2.
> The changeset is on 
> http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/old-2.6-bkcvs.git
> 3c59x.c has a history list here in case this builds on other non 2.6.8 patches:
> http://tinyurl.com/b8a95 On this you will clearly see the below commit listed:
> Title: [PATCH] VLAN support for 3c59x/3c90x
> commit 03e4b71f751da25d7b2d026ba6f4f904116e51e5
> Body:
>  This adds VLAN support to the 3c59x/90x series hardware.
> 
>  Stefan de Konink ported this code from the 2.4 VLAN patches and tested it
>  extensively. I cleaned up the ifdefs and fixed a problem with bracketing
>  that made older cards fail.
> 
> I hope that helps?
> 
> Thanks,
> Stu.
> (please keep me CC'd)
kernel bugzilla for further reference and explanation:
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2991

Stu.




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