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[BK PATCHES] 2.6.x experimental net driver updates

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Subject: [BK PATCHES] 2.6.x experimental net driver updates
From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 00:55:05 -0500
Cc: Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx>
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Summary of new changes: * bonding fixes * e100/e1000 fixes * other fixes * via-rhine netpoll support


Summary of patchkit: * new e100 driver (rewritten from scratch) * new nVidia nForce NIC driver * new pc200syn WAN driver

* tg3 bug fixes
* r8169 major bug fixes
* e1000 minor updates / fixes
* sk98lin vendor updates / fixes
* misc bug fixes

* 8139too NAPI support
* tulip NAPI support

* netconsole / netdump support
* net_device allocation and reference counting work


Patch:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/jgarzik/patchkits/2.6/2.6.0-bk2-netdrvr-exp1.patch.bz2
(NOTE: _requires_ 2.6.0-bk2 snapshot, or IOW Linus-latest from BK, in order to apply successfully)


Full changelog:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/jgarzik/patchkits/2.6/2.6.0-bk2-netdrvr-exp1.log

BK repo:
bk://gkernel.bkbits.net/net-drivers-2.5-exp

Changelog delta attached.

Alexander Viro:
  o [irda sa1100_ir] convert to using standard alloc_irdadev()

Amir Noam:
  o [netdrvr bonding] Add support for slaves that use ethtool_ops
  o [netdrvr bonding] Releasing the original active slave causes mac address 
duplication
  o [netdrvr bonding] Cannot remove and re-enslave the original active slave

Andrew Morton:
  o [netdrvr] new-probe warning fix

Jeff Garzik:
  o Merge redhat.com:/spare/repo/linux-2.5 into 
redhat.com:/spare/repo/net-drivers-2.5-exp
  o [netdrvr bonding] fix broken build

Pavel Machek:
  o [netdrvr via-rhine] add netpoll support

Russell King:
  o [irda sa1100_ir] "resurrect from bitrot hell"

Scott Feldman:
  o [netdrvr e1000] netpoll support
  o [netdrvr e1000] h/w workarounds + remove device ID
  o [netdrvr e100] netpoll + fixes to speed/duplex forced settings

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