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Date:	Wed, 18 Apr 2007 01:39:07 +0200
From:	Peter Missel <>
To:	Francois Romieu <>
Subject: Re: r8169 2.2LK: Low link speed after suspend

Hi Francois,

and thanks again for the quick replies.

> > Does this patchset work against kernel 2.6.18, or, better yet, is there a
> > separate source package that lets me build the current driver on this
> > older kernel?
> Hardly: the r8169 driver has been modified by ~40 patches from 2.6.18 to
> now.
> There is an ugly hack^W^W quick backport for 2.6.18 at:
> It compiles but I do not know if it works and I strongly suggest to use
> a more recent kernel package anyway.

I'll do my best - a kernel update is certainly not possible on this particular 
machine, simply because it is a user workstation that is actually being 
used ;)

Also, mii-tool doesn't appear to be included anywhere in this (SuSE 10.2 x64) 
installation, so I'll have to look into building this from source.

Meanwhile, a new bit of information that maybe gives a hint: 

ethtool -d shows reg 0x6C "PHY status" changes from 0x6b (erroneous 100TX 
link) to 0x73 (correct 1000TX link). What ethtool dumps aren't MII registers, 
so I doubt that this tells us anything useful, but here it is anyway.

Bonne nuit!

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