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Likely Cause of Intel e1000e Bug Discovered

Oct 18, 2008, 04:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kristin Shoemaker)

[ Thanks to sakgarg for this link. ]

"Though this issue was patched to prevent damage to these components prior to the 2.6.27 kernel's final release, the actual reason for the corruption was unclear.

"It seems the dynamic ftrace code in the .27 implementation of the kernel was causing memory corruption when module initialization functions were freed (or upon module unloading), and this caused the overwrites on some systems."

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