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Date:	Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:12:15 -0700
From:	Andrew Morton <>
To:, Michael Buesch <>
Subject: Re: [Bugme-new] [Bug 10473] New: Infinite loop "b44: eth0: powering
 down PHY"

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On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:08:27 -0700 (PDT) wrote:

>            Summary: Infinite loop "b44: eth0: powering down PHY"
>            Product: Drivers
>            Version: 2.5
>      KernelVersion: 2.6.25
>           Platform: All
>         OS/Version: Linux
>               Tree: Mainline
>             Status: NEW
>           Severity: high
>           Priority: P1
>          Component: Network
>         AssignedTo:
>         ReportedBy:
> Latest working kernel version: (from Debian)
> Earliest failing kernel version: 2.6.25 (vanilla)
> Distribution: Debian
> Problem Description:
> While booting the new 2.6.25 Kernel, it enters an infinite looping displaying
> "b44: eth0: powering down PHY".
> The system isn't freezed as magick SysRq keys works, but it just stay
> displaying those messages. I am unable to dump any information using SysRq,
> however (as the b44(...) messages are too fast).
> I will attach lspci output and my .config

Apparently a regression.
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