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Date:	Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:53:39 -0700 (PDT)
From:	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add eeprom_bad_csum_allow module option to e1000.

From: Dave Jones <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:20:26 -0400

> 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.

Seconded.  The resistence to this patch is just flat-out rediculious,
just like it was in the e100 case.

And I think all of this "e1000 is different!" talk is merely a
scarecrow for the fact that Intel simply doesn't want this patch
merged for some other reason.
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