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Date:	Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:39:34 -0400
From:	Andy Gospodarek <>
To:	Jason Lunz <>
Cc:	Mark McLoughlin <>,
	Auke Kok <>,,,
	Jeff Garzik <>
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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