Handling of the e1000e bug

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at gentoo.org
Thu Sep 25 16:53:44 PDT 2008

On 16:29 Thu 25 Sep     , Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-25 at 16:12 -0700, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > 
> > We added a warning to our git-sources kernel package (and soon 
> > vanilla-sources), which people have to explicitly install 'testing' 
> > versions of to use RC kernels:
> > 
> > "If your system utilizes the e1000e driver DO NOT install and run any 
> > 2.6.27 kernel.  See bug #238489 for more information"
> The problem with such wide statements as this is that users of other
> distros will see the warning, and not trust the kernels offered, even
> though Fedora is flat disabling the module in our kernel offerings.
> Not sure how best to state that other than adding a "from the gentoo
> project" or make it "DO NOT use any e1000e module from 2.6.27 kernels".

You probably wouldn't want 2.6.27 from anywhere else either if you have 
some strange desire for wired Internet access. Is that old-school these 


Donnie Berkholz
Developer, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com
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