intel e1000 driver, why is the latest version 6.2.15 not in the latest kernel?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by gthaker, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. gthaker

    gthaker Guest

    In Linux 2.6.14 the following version of Intel pro e1000 (gigabit)
    ethernet driver is included.

    #define DRV_VERSION "6.0.60-k2"DRIVERNAPI

    yet, i note that at

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=42302&package_id=54835

    it is shown that driver VERSION 6.2.15 is out as of Oct 13, 2005. The
    6.0.60 version is from June 2005 whcih si much older.

    Can anyone comment on what is the process by which newer version of
    drivers (such as this e1000) make it to new kernel releases?

    I owuld like to try newer version of the drivers since I am having
    trouble with the options:

    options e1000 InterruptThrottleRate=0,0,0,0,0,0 TxIntDelay=0,0,0,0,0,0
    TxAbsIntDelay=0,0,0,0,0,0 RxAbsIntDelay=0,0,0,0,0,0

    with the driver that is in 2.6.14 standard release. I tried to use the
    latest version of the driver by merely substituting files under
    drivers/net/e1000, but I get lots of the following messages on the
    console:

    network driver disabled interrupts: e1000_xmit_frame+0x0/0xbd0 [e1000]
    network driver disabled interrupts: e1000_xmit_frame+0x0/0xbd0 [e1000]
    network driver disabled interrupts: e1000_xmit_frame+0x0/0xbd0 [e1000]
    network driver disabled interrupts: e1000_xmit_frame+0x0/0xbd0 [e1000]
    printk: 10 messages suppressed.

    Thanks.

    Gautam
     
    gthaker, Nov 10, 2005
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