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Date:	Thu, 13 Sep 2007 00:00:07 -0400
From:	Jeff Garzik <>
To:	Hayim Shaul <>
CC:	Jeff Garzik <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.6.18-rc6 1/2] dllink driver: porting v1.19 to linux

Hayim Shaul wrote:
> Description:
> For DLink Fiber NIC, Linux 2.4.22 ships with driver version 1.19,
> whereas, Linux 2.6.x ship with driver version 1.17.
> The following patch upgrades the 2.6.x driver to include changes (and
> bug fixes done until 1.19b).
> These fixes are (copied from the driver):
>     1.18    2002/11/07  New tx scheme, adaptive tx_coalesce.
>                     Remove tx_coalesce option.
>     1.19    2003/12/16  Fix problem parsing the eeprom on big endian
>                     systems. (
> Disclaimer:
> Since I returned my DLink NIC to the store I couldn't test it
> thoroughly. It seemed to work just as well as v1.17. However, both
> version made the NIC hang after a few minutes.

Please update to the latest upstream kernel (2.6.22 or 2.6.23-rc).

Also, please make sure you do not back out changes included in the 
upstream kernel since 2.6.17.

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