Re: [GIT]: Networking

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Jul 21 2008 - 09:50:58 EST


* David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> e1000: remove PCI Express device IDs

networking in -git (v2.6.26-5253-g14b395e, dead e1000 interface)
silently broke on two testboxes of mine earlier today, and i've bisected
[*] it back to:

| d03157babed7424f5391af43200593768ce69c9a is first bad commit
| commit d03157babed7424f5391af43200593768ce69c9a
| Author: Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@xxxxxxxxx>
| Date: Sun Jun 22 15:21:29 2008 -0700
| e1000: remove PCI Express device IDs
| We do not want to prolong the situation much longer that e1000
| and e1000e support these devices at the same time. As a result,
| take out the bandage that was added for the interim period
| and remove all the PCI Express device IDs from e1000.

i have migrated these testboxes to e1000e. (i migrated a third one
already but forgot about these two and i was stupid enough to do a
bisection suspecting some new bug.)

I'm wondering, couldnt we warn about the removed pci express support via
the kernel log? Some simple printk. (Perhaps also with a default-off
.config option that shuts up this warning for users who intentionally
boot E1000=y without e1000e support.)



[*] the bisection log:

# bad: [14b395e1] Merge branch 'for-2.6.27' of git://
# good: [bce7f795] Linux 2.6.26
# good: [cadc7236] Merge branch 'bkl-removal' into next
# bad: [a0c80b8d] pkt_sched: Make default qdisc nonshared-multiqueue
# good: [30902dc4] ax25: Fix std timer socket destroy handling.
# bad: [fbd8f13a] net-sched: sch_htb: move hash and sibling list rem
# good: [40af48c1] rt2x00: kill URB for all TX queues during disable_
# bad: [4977929a] iwlwifi: control 11n capabilities through module p
# bad: [28f49d89] Merge branch 'master' of
# bad: [0caa116d] net: sh_eth: Fix compile error sh_eth
# good: [485ca22c] DM9000: Re-unite menuconfig entries for DM9000 dri
# good: [177db6f0] ixgbe: add LRO support
# bad: [6e4f6f6f] e1000e: make ioport free
# bad: [d03157ba] e1000: remove PCI Express device IDs

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