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Date:   Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:36:59 -0700
From:   VDR User <>
To:     Heiner Kallweit <>
Subject: Re: r8169 driver from kernel 5.0 crashing

> >> Thanks for the additional info and for testing 4.20.15.
> >> To rule out that the issue is caused by a regression in network or
> >> some other subsystem: Can you take the r8169.c from 4.20.15 and test
> >> it on top of 5.0?
> >> Meanwhile I'll look at the changes in the driver between 4.20 and 5.0.
> >
> > Sure, no problem! I'll copy the driver & recompile now actually.
> > Hopefully there aren't a ton of changes to r8169.c to sift through and
> > the cause isn't good at hiding itself!
> >
> I checked the driver changes new in 5.0 and there are very few
> functional changes. You could try to revert the following:
> 5317d5c6d47e ("r8169: use napi_consume_skb where possible")

Will do, and fwiw, while I haven't been able to do tons of testing
today, I haven't been able to trigger the crash after replacing
5.0.0's r8169.c with 4.20.15's r8169.c this morning. I'll restore the
file and revert the change you mentioned, and report back my findings.


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