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Date:	Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:20:26 -0400
From:	Dave Jones <davej@...hat.com>
To:	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>
Cc:	"Kok, Auke" <auke-jan.h.kok@...el.com>,
	Adam Jackson <ajax@...hat.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add eeprom_bad_csum_allow module option to e1000.

On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 04:40:01PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:

 > > In any case, this patch should not be merged. We often send it around to users to
 > > debug their issue in case it involves eeproms, but merging it will just conceal
 > > the real issue and all of a sudden a flood of people stop reporting *real* issues
 > > to us.
 > 
 > Sorry, I disagree.  Just as with e100, if there is a clear way the user 
 > can recover their setup -- and Adam says his was effective -- I don't 
 > see why we should be denying users the ability to use their own hardware.
 
Indeed. This is a common enough problem that not including it causes more pain
than its worth.  I have two affected boxes myself that I actually thought
the hardware was dead before I tried ajax's patch.

People aren't going to report this as a bug. They aren't going to try out patches,
they're going to do what I did and stick another network card in the box and
go on with life.

Our users deserve better than this.

	Dave

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