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Date:	Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:39:34 -0400
From:	Andy Gospodarek <andy@...yhouse.net>
To:	Jason Lunz <lunz@...lexsecurity.com>
Cc:	Mark McLoughlin <markmc@...hat.com>,
	Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>,
	e1000-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Subject: Re: e1000: backport ich9 support from 7.5.5 ?

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 10:50:07AM -0700, Jason Lunz wrote:
> 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.
> 

I'll ACK this as well.  I'd like to see ich9 support upstream as soon as
possible and I'd rather see it with the old driver than not at all.


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