Handling of the e1000e bug

Nigel Jones dev at nigelj.com
Wed Sep 24 06:16:48 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-24 at 12:02 +0100, James Westby wrote:
> 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.
>   http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11382
> I saw that openSUSE put out a warning to their users about the
> issue
>   http://lwn.net/Articles/299787/
> have other distributions done the same?
I haven't seen any announcements in Fedora, but the module did get
removed from our Kernels as of today's rawhide build.

* Tue Sep 23 2008 Dave Jones <davej at redhat.com>
- Disable E1000E driver until bz 459202 is solved.

Looks like our tracking bug is
> Ubuntu has also put out a warning at
>  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2008-September/000488.html
> 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.
> Thanks,
> James
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