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Date:	Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:58:05 -0400
From:	Chuck Lever <>
To:	Francois Romieu <>
CC:	netdev ML <>
Subject: Re: [RFT] r8169 changes against 2.6.23-rc3

Francois Romieu wrote:
> The latest serie of r8169 changes is available against 2.6.23-rc3 as:
> or (tarball sits one level higher):
> or (rebase prone branch)
> git://
> Please do not clone your whole git kernel tree from here, thanks.
> Changes (most recent first):
> - eeprom read support
> - phy init cleanup
> - PHY init for the 8168
> - make room for more PHY init changes
> - remove dead wood
> - add MAC identifiers
> - MSI support
> - correct phy parameters for the 8110SC
> The first patch of the serie ("correct phy parameters for the 8110SC") has
> been elaborated with Edward Hsu from Realtek and it should help some owners
> of 8169 chipsets. If there is no report of regression for it on any
> chispet and it is reported to fix someone's problems, I will send it to
> Jeff Garzik for inclusion in 2.6.23 as a bugfix.
> Anything else in this serie has not been tested on a wide scale nor acked
> by the manufacturer: I consider it post 2.6.23 material. That being said,
> the MSI changes seem fine and the "PHY init for the 8168" patch could make
> a difference for the users of the 8168 whose link is not properly
> negotiated.
> Success and failure reports or patches will be welcome. Please Cc: netdev
> and include "r8169" in the Subject.

Tested 2.6.23-rc3 plus your patch on my dual-R8169 mini-ITX Jetway 
J7F4K1G2E mainboard.  No problems to report.

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