Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164795
/usr/src/linux-2.4.21-32.EL/Documentation/networking/e100.txt contians bad info
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:08 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a customer who was quite upset because some documentation in
the /usr/src/linux gave outdated instructions on how to set the module
options for e100 nics in RHEL 3. Essentially, the instructions said to
add an options line to modules.conf. However, the options we're removed
at some point and the correct method for doing this is to use ETHTOOL.
The correct procedure IS in the release notes.
Valid Range: 0-4 (1=10half;2=10full;3=100half;4=100full)
Default Value: 0
The default value of 0 sets the adapter to auto-negotiate. Other
set the adapter to forced speed and duplex.
Example usage: insmod e100.o e100_speed_duplex=4,4 (for two
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-32.EL/Documentation/networking/e100.txt
Created attachment 117405 [details]
I apologize for the confusion...
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.2.EL).
An advisory 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.