Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490162
ethttool -S on r8169 version 2.2LK hangs when interface is down
Last modified: 2009-09-02 04:46:37 EDT
This bug also affects RHEL5 as well as upstream. Upstream was already fixed and corresponding commit:
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You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5
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could you help test the rhel5.4 kernel for us? since finding a suitable machine is not easy.
patch goes in kernel 2.6.18-141, and latest rhel5.4 kernel is 2.6.18-160.
I tested 5.4 kernel on all my machines with Realtek's NICs and the issue is solved for 5.4.
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