Handling of the e1000e bug

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Wed Sep 24 04:02:11 PDT 2008

Hi all,

I'm just posting this as I'm interested in how any other 2.6.27 using
distributions are handling the e1000e bug.


I saw that openSUSE put out a warning to their users about the


have other distributions done the same?

Ubuntu has also put out a warning at


and has also blacklisted the module until a fix can be found. While this
will leave some users without network upon upgrade we hope that they
will be understanding as not doing this could potentially break their
networking in a much more serious way.

Lastly previous bug reports were searched for mentions of e1000e or the
specific chipsets in things like lspci output, and those users were contacted
directly warning them about the issue.



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