automating eeprom backups
Posted Sep 25, 2008 14:23 UTC (Thu) by michaelkjohnson
Parent article: e1000e and the joy of development kernels
Given that it's not actually known 100% for certain that this is limited to new kernels, the next update to Foresight Linux will automatically back up ethernet device eeprom data when possible even though it will run a 2.6.26 kernel. I'm not sure that Xorg 7.4 and a 2.6.26 kernel combination has been deployed widely enough to know whether this is a kernel regression or not, and since the next release of Foresight will include Xorg 7.4, we're taking what we hope is the safe route.
Perhaps other distributions would like to deploy a similar automated backup on update, at least until the problem is understood?
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