On Thu, 2011-05-19 at 15:29 +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote: > The Debian kernel team regularly backports driver updates to the Linux > kernel in stable releases to add support for new hardware. In the > current stable release, the Linux kernel is based on longterm series > 2.6.32.y. > > We generally prefer to cherry-pick bug fixes and new hardware support, > but there are so many interrelated changes to e1000e since 2.6.32 that > this seems to be impossible. So I've prepared a backport of e1000e from > Linux 2.6.38, which is available in the git branch: > > git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git e1000e-test > > The kernel configuration files we use are at > <http://kernel.alioth.debian.org/config/2.6.32-33/>. > > We would appreciate any help Intel can provide in testing this, and any > advice on changes that should be added or reverted. > > I'll also be looking at doing this for igb later. I've now done this; see: git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git igb-test I left out all the VF configuration and u64 stats changes, as the APIs do not exist in 2.6.32. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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