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Bug 131534 - e1000 driver not ethtool aware...
e1000 driver not ethtool aware...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-09-01 19:17 EDT by Johnray Fuller
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-12-13 15:06:29 EST
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2004:505 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Updated kernel packages fix security vulnerability 2004-12-13 00:00:00 EST

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Description Johnray Fuller 2004-09-01 19:17:36 EDT
Description of problem:

Ethtool does not work properly with the e1000 driver in RHEL 2.1

# uname -a
Linux homocorrectus.mine.nu 2.4.9-e.49smp #1 SMP Fri Aug 6 11:44:58
EDT 2004 i686 unknown

# ifconfig
eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:E9:64:47:F8
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:44 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:41 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          RX bytes:5540 (5.4 Kb)  TX bytes:5572 (5.4 Kb)
# lsmod | grep e1000
e1000                  74744   1

# ethtool eth2
Settings for eth2:
No data available

# mii-tool eth2
eth2: negotiated 100baseTx-FD flow-control, link ok

So this is very bad for folks who need gigabit support for their NIC

Additional info:

A work around is to use the e1000_5220k1 for the interface instead,
which works correctly with ethtool.

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2004-09-03 10:21:20 EDT
Patch posted to rhkernel-list on 9/3...
Comment 2 Jason Baron 2004-10-14 14:14:47 EDT
Patch included in U6 beta
Comment 3 John Flanagan 2004-12-13 15:06:29 EST
An errata has been issued which should help the problem 
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being 
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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