yes, 2.6.27 is safe wrt. e1000e
Posted Oct 16, 2008 15:24 UTC (Thu) by mingo
In reply to: IS 2.6.27 safe ?
Parent article: Probable e1000e corruption culprit found (and 184.108.40.206 released)
Correct - while .27 is safe wrt. e1000e EEPROM corruption (write modifications to the EEPROM were disabled by the driver), updating to latest .27.1 will get you the memory corruption fix as well.
Note that it is CONFIG_DYNAMIC_FTRACE=y (a performance feature) that was causing the sporadic memory corruption - plain ftrace was still fine. Both options were default-off.
The development ftrace code does not have this bug.
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