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Date:	Thu, 15 Jul 2010 13:02:28 -0600
From:	"Tantilov, Emil S" <emil.s.tantilov@...el.com>
To:	Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@...il.com>
CC:	"Kirsher, Jeffrey T" <jeffrey.t.kirsher@...el.com>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Allan, Bruce W" <bruce.w.allan@...el.com>,
	"Pieper, Jeffrey E" <jeffrey.e.pieper@...el.com>
Subject: RE: [REGRESSION] e1000e stopped working [MANUALLY BISECTED]

Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 02:33 +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>> On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 16:56 -0600, Tantilov, Emil S wrote:
>>> Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 15:23 -0600, Tantilov, Emil S wrote:
>>>>> Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>>>>>> On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 12:58 +0300, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>>>>>>> On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 01:13 -0700, Jeff Kirsher wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 15:48, Maxim Levitsky
>>>>>>>> <maximlevitsky@...il.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Did few guesses, and now I see that reverting the below
>>>>>>>>> commit fixes the problem. 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> "e1000e: Fix/cleanup PHY reset code for ICHx/PCHx"
>>>>>>>>> e98cac447cc1cc418dff1d610a5c79c4f2bdec7f.
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>>>>>        Maxim Levitsky
>>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> Can you give us till Tuesday to respond?  I know that there are
>>>>>>>> some additional e1000e patches in my queue, which may resolve
>>>>>>>> the issue, but this weekend the power is down to do some
>>>>>>>> infrastructure upgrades which prevents us from doing any
>>>>>>>> investigation.debugging until Tuesday.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Sure.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>>>> 	Maxim Levitsky
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Updates?
>>>>> 
>>>>> We are working on reproducing the issue. So far we have not seen
>>>>> the problem when testing with net-next.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I asked in previous email about some additional info from ethtool
>>>>> (-d, -e, -S) and kernel config. That would help us to narrow it
>>>>> down. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Emil
>>>> I did send -e and -d output.
>>> 
>>> Sorry, looks like I lost the email with the attachements.
>>> 
>>> Could you provide the output of dmesg after the failure occurs?
>>> 
>>>> Since you probably want -S output during failure, I need to
>>>> recompile kernel for that. I will do that soon.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> One question, in two weeks I hope 2.6.35 won't be released?
>>>> If so, I will have enough free time then to narrow down this issue.
>>>> 
>>>> Other solution, is to revert this commit.
>>>> (I have never seen this problem with it reverted).
>>> 
>>> We have been running reboot tests on 2 separate systems with recent
>>> net-next kernels using your config and so far no luck in
>>> reproducing this issue. 
>>> 
>>> What is the make model of your system (or MB)?
>> 
>> the motherboard is Intel DG965RY.
>> 
>> However, I am using vanilla kernel.
>> net-next might contain further fixes.
>> 
>> I see if net-next works here.
> 
> Yep, net-next works here.
> 
> 
> I have the problem on vanilla kernel.
> Last revision of it, I tested is 2.6.35-rc4 exactly
> (815c4163b6c8ebf8152f42b0a5fd015cfdcedc78)
> 
> 
> Maybe vanilla git master works, I test it too soon.

Thanks for the information! Good to know that this issue does not exist in the latest branch.

Have you by any chance tested a stable branch (2.6.34.x)?

> 
> 
> Best regards,
> 	Maxim Levitsky

Thanks,
Emil

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