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Bug 85062 - (NET E100)Upgrading Red Hat 7.3 kernel via "kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.i686.rpm" causes system to no longer identify Intel Pro/100 NIC
Summary: (NET E100)Upgrading Red Hat 7.3 kernel via "kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.i686.rpm" ca...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Garzik
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-25 07:08 UTC by Matthew Richards
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:09 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:34 UTC

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Description Matthew Richards 2003-02-25 07:08:12 UTC
Description of problem:
On a system build with standard RH7.3 then with the kernel upgraded to 2.4.18-
24.7.x, certain Intel Pro 100 NICs are no longer correctly identified.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
(Requires an Intel Pro/100 NIC verdorid:8086, deviceid:1229, subvendorid:8086, 
subdeviceid:0040 or 1015)

1. Install normal RH7.3 with only "Anonymous FTP" and "Web Server" packages.
2. Execute /usr/sbin/kudzu -p
3. Page-up to see the correctly identified Intel Pro 100 NIC.
4. Copy "kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.i686.rpm" and "modutils-2.4.18-3.7x.i386.rpm" to 
the local disk.
5. Execute rpm -Fvh kernel-2.4.18-24.7.x.i686.rpm modutils-2.4.18-3.7x.i386.rpm
6. Reboot
7. Execute /usr/sbin/kudzu -p
8. Page-up to see the previously identified Intel Pro 100 NIC is no longer 
correctly identified.
Actual results:

System no longer correctly identifies Intel Pro 100 NIC with the following 
device and vendor IDs:
verdorid:8086 subvendorid:8086
deviceid:1229 subdeviceid:0040 or 1015

Expected results:
Intel Pro 100 NICs would continue to be correctly identified.

Additional info:

Diagnosis performed on COMPAQ Deskpro, CPQ Number: 368961-001

A system built with RH7.3 which has had ONLY its modutils upgraded to "modutils-
2.4.18-3.7x.i386.rpm" does NOT exhibit the problem.

Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-02-25 09:25:37 UTC
what exact kernel was the last known good ?

Comment 2 Matthew Richards 2003-02-25 23:04:54 UTC
The last known good kernel was 2.4.18-4.

This is the kernel included with my RedHat 7.3 distribution. Although I can no 
longer test it, I am sure that things were working well as recent as kernel 

Comment 3 Scott Feldman 2004-03-04 03:53:36 UTC
8086:1229 is the most common PRO/100 ven:device ID pair out there, so 
it's unlikely this is caused by a missing entry in the driver's 
device table, be it with eepro100 or e100.

Is this caused by eepro100 being replaced by e100 in the newer 
kernel?  Maybe /etc/modules.conf needs to be updated to replace the 
old eepro100 alias with e100?

Comment 4 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:34 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
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