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r8169 update for Debian 6.0 'squeeze'

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

We generally prefer to cherry-pick bug fixes and new hardware support,
but there are so many interrelated changes to r8169 since 2.6.32 that
this seems to be impossible.  So I've prepared a backport of r8169 from
Linux 2.6.38, which is available in the git branch:

    git://git.debian.org/kernel/linux-2.6.git r8169-test

The kernel configuration files we use are at

We would appreciate any help you can provide in testing this, and any
advice on changes that should be added or reverted.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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