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Bug#386972: Bug#387025: Bug#386972: Network failure on upgrade to 2.6.16

On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 20:34 +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 19, 2006 at 02:27:53PM -0400, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > forwarded 386972 http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7159
> > thanks
> thanks for the pointer.
> > Seems the message below never went out, likely because the SMTP server
> > at work refused to forward a message from @debian.org.  Sorry about the
> > delay.
> > 
> > As it turns out, booting with "acpi=off" solves this network problem.
> > Is this resolution satisfactory to the Debian kernel team?  Or should
> > Debian kernels be able to boot on old (non-ACPI) hardware without
> > boot-time options?
> > 
> > Put differently, is there a way to config around this, so it boots on
> > both ACPI and non-ACPI machines without boot-time options?
> > 
> > -Adam
> there is almost no non-acpi land these days in term of dev and in terms
> of support.  aboves is satisfactory as acpi=off is often needed as you
> will see through a quick scan of broken tables in debian bts.

Okay, but please make sure this is prominent in the etch release notes.
Otherwise a lot of people with older machines are going to submit new
bugs like this one when they try to upgrade.  (They likely will anyway
but at least we'll be able to point them to the release notes.)
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