Re: e1000: "fix" it on thinkpad x60 / eeprom checksum read fails

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 09:46:06 EST

On Thu, 20 Jul 2006 10:34:23 -0700
Auke Kok <auke-jan.h.kok@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Okay, perhaps this should be inserted as a comment into the driver,
> > and printk should be fixed to point at this explanation?
> >
> > Can't we enable the driver with the bad checksum, then read the _real_
> > data?
> no.
> We're working on a solution where we make sure that the PHY is physically
> turned on properly before we read the EEPROM, which would be the proper fix.
> It's completely not acceptable to run when the EEPROM checksum fails - you
> might even be running with the wrong MAC address, or worse. Lets fix this the
> right way instead.

A printk which helps the user to understand all this saga would be very nice.
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