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Date:	Fri, 29 Jun 2007 10:50:07 -0700
From:	Jason Lunz <>
To:	Mark McLoughlin <>
Cc:	Auke Kok <>,,,
	Jeff Garzik <>
Subject: Re: e1000: backport ich9 support from 7.5.5 ?

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 06:29:18PM +0100, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> 	I understand there is some delay in getting e1000-7.5.5 into the
> upstream kernel given the major re-working of the chipset specific
> parts.
> 	I wonder would it be feasible in the meantime to backport the ich9
> support and push it upstream?

seconded - this driver reorg has been holding back support for the
newest e1000 hardware since at least 2.6.20, and I haven't seen any
indication that the 7.5.5 e1000 driver will even be added to 2.6.23.

What's the prognosis for the 7.5.5-series e1000 reorg going into

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