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Date:	Fri, 05 Jan 2007 09:09:53 +0000
From:	Sid Boyce <>
To:	Len Brown <>
Subject: Re: 2.6.19 and up to 2.6.20-rc2 Ethernet problems x86_64

Len Brown wrote:
>> ..same problem with 2.6.20-rc3. Last worked with 
>> 2.6.19-rc6-git12, so it was 2.6.19 where it failed.
>> Attaching both case1 normal, case2 acpi=noirq. With acpi=noirq ethernet 
>> doesn't get configured, route -n says it's an Unsupported operation, 
>> ifconfig only shows for localhost, ifconfig eth0 also 
>> complains of a config error.
> It seems that the "acpi=noirq" (and probably also the acpi=off) case
> is simply an additional broken case, not a success case to compare to.
> The thing we really want to compare is dmesg and /proc/interrupts
> from 2.6.19-rc6-git12, and the broken current release.
> Perhaps you can put that info in the bug report when you file it.
> thanks,
> -Len
2.6.19-rc6-git12 fails in exactly the same way, from /var/log/messages 
it seems 2.6.19-rc6 19/11/06 first saw the problem, details later when I 
boot 2.6.19-rc5.
If I boot an affected kernel with the SuSEfirewall2 enabled and then 
stop the firewall, the problems goes away.

Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Licensed Private Pilot
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