[CentOS-virt] Xen4CentOS e1000e package

Karanbir Singh

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Wed Oct 8 16:41:51 UTC 2014

On 10/08/2014 07:43 AM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 07, 2014 at 02:47:12PM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> On 10/07/2014 12:05 PM, George Dunlap wrote:
>>> KB and I were looking at repositories to import into git.centos.org
>>> recently, and we found the e1000e package -- a rebuild of the Intel
>>> e1000 driver for the x4c kernel.
>>> Does anyone know if this externally-build module is still necesssary
>>> for Linux 3.10?  Or for Linux 3.14, which we're planning on moving to
>>> at some point in the near future?
>> It is required for some e1000e devices .. I started building it because
>> several new Dell machines did not work with the driver in 3.4.x or
>> 3.10.x kernels.
>> Not sure why, but there were issues and this solved them, so I would say
>> it is required.
>> There is also in kernel mods to get newer bn* drivers as well that is
>> patched into the 3.10.x kernel as patches.
> Yeah it sucks a bit that the drivers aren't really up-to-date in the latest upstream kernels, or the LTS kernels :(
> Basing the x4c kernel on the el7 kernel would give all those driver updates and maintenance "for free",
> but the maintenance cost would be elsewhere, obviously..
> I guess the x4c 3.14 kernel just needs to deal with certain amount of driver updates to keep the most common hardware working..

are we willing to / able to - patch this into the kernel ?

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