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Description of problem:
Hardware is an ABIT AV8 motherboard, Athlon 64 3800+ processor, using
the 32-bit version of Fedora Core 2.
The latest kernel supports the onboard Via Velocity gigabit ethernet.
The network works fine while the machine is running, but on shutdown
the kernel throws an oops.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora Core 2 on an ABIT AV8
2. Update to the 2.6.7-1.494.2.2 kernel
3. Configure the onboard Via Velocity ethernet as eth0
4. Shut down the system.
Actual Results: Kernel oops.
Expected Results: No oops.
Created attachment 102483 [details]
The log output from the kernel oops.
Created attachment 102496 [details]
Upgrade via-velocity driver to 2.6.8-rc3-mm1
Apply to vanilla 2.6.8-rc3. Should be fine against kernel-2.6.7-1.494.2.2
sources as there was no change in mainline trunk for the via-velocity driver
between 2.6.8-rc1-bk5 and 2.6.8-rc3.
Created attachment 102497 [details]
More IP address change event fix for the via-velocity driver
This patch applies on top of 2.6.8-rc3-mm1 via-velocity driver. Current -mm
driver fixes the event oops when the via-velocity hardware is not present in
the computer host. However I expect unpatched 2.6.8-rc3-mm1 to oops if faced
modprobe via-velocity -> provide eth0, hopefully unconfigured at the IP level
ifconfig lo ...
ifconfig eth0 ... up -> oops expected
This sledgehamm^W patch has already been reported on l-k to fix a flavor of the
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.