r8169 backport for 2.4.27-pre3 (was: Re: nforce2 keeps crashing with 2.4.27pre3)
From: Francois Romieu
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 15:53:20 EST
Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx> :
> I prefer to have the 2.4 and 2.6 drivers as close as possible to each
> other, to reduce the maintenance burden.
> If the mainline r8169.c looks stable, then I would take that source and
> backport it to 2.4.x.
Imho 2.6.6 seems a good candidate:
- most of it has been fixed/tested for a few months before it was integrated;
- to my surprize, it did not trigger a storm of bug reports after its
- its late features have no strong equivalent in 2.4 and even if _less_
tested, they have been tested and are isolated/simple (knock on wood).
- the previous 2.4.x backport which were based on the same tree seemed sane.
I have made a single patch for it against 2.4.27-pre3:
The relevant serie of patches is available at:
rsync does not crash, it survives link removal, packet storm and so (though
it will complain from excess work in interrupt context as the patch does not
include napi nor latest link/ethtool goodies). So I hope nothing trivially
broken went in.
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