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Date:	Sat, 8 Mar 2008 15:50:52 -0800
From:	Andrew Morton <>
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 10201] New: Yum update of Kernel broke sis900
 ethernet driver

On Sat,  8 Mar 2008 15:36:55 -0800 (PST) wrote:

>            Summary: Yum update of Kernel broke sis900 ethernet driver
>            Product: Drivers
>            Version: 2.5
>      KernelVersion:
>           Platform: All
>         OS/Version: Linux
>               Tree: Mainline
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: blocking
>           Priority: P1
>          Component: Network
>         AssignedTo:
>         ReportedBy:
> Latest working kernel version:
> Earliest failing kernel version:
> Distribution:  Fedora Core 8
> Hardware Environment:  PC
> Software Environment:  Following YUM update
> Problem Description:  After reboot following YUM update to new kernel - SiS 900
> PCI Fast Ethernet (driver sis900) can not ifconfig eth0.  Configuration fails
> with  message "SIOCSIFFLAGS: Invalid argument".  System does boot.  SO  To
> recover, insert FC8 DVD and copy original kernel RPM's to the hard drive.  Then
> install the old Kernel with "rpm -ivh --force --hash *.rpm" and reboot.  System
> comes up and configures the sis900 eth0 correctly at startup.
> Steps to reproduce:  A machine with a SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet installed. 
> INstall RC8 and apply the updates.  After, reboot and notice the
> trouble.

Apparently a regression.  I seem to recall having seen reports of this

What could cuase SIOCSIFFLAGS to newly return -EINVAL?
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