Bug 164795 - /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-32.EL/Documentation/networking/e100.txt contians bad info
Summary: /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-32.EL/Documentation/networking/e100.txt contians bad info
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
Blocks: 168424
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-01 15:11 UTC by Sam Knuth
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-03-15 16:19:24 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
jwltest-e100-doc.patch (13.73 KB, patch)
2005-08-03 14:20 UTC, John W. Linville
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2006:0144 qe-ready SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: Updated kernel packages available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 7 2006-03-15 05:00:00 UTC

Description Sam Knuth 2005-08-01 15:11:40 UTC
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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the /usr/src/linux gave outdated instructions on how to set the module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.

Offending Documentation:
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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at /usr/src/linux-2.4.21-32.EL/Documentation/networking/e100.txt

Additional info:

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2005-08-03 14:20:23 UTC
Created attachment 117405 [details]

I apologize for the confusion...

Comment 4 Ernie Petrides 2005-09-15 04:07:07 UTC
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).

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-03-15 16:19:24 UTC
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.


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