tg3 stability reports? (was: Re: recent kernel upgrades.. security.)

David C. Kovar kovar at kealia.com
Wed Mar 19 18:04:01 CST 2003


Good afternoon,

Would you be willing to elaborate on your "NFS issues galore"? I'm
trying to pin down a fairly troubling NFS error (detailed in an earlier
message) as well. I'd like to get some more insight on how stable NFS is
in general on RH 7.3.

Thank you very much.

-David

On Wed, 2003-03-19 at 09:38, Steven Kehlet wrote:
> > Of course this should also have the 'fixed' tg3 code from jeff garzik
> > (released in -26) so if you are upgrading please be aware that you
> 
> Does anyone have any feedback on the stability of the tg3 driver now?
> (RH kernels >= 2.4.18-26).  
> 
> I'm battling NFS issues galore with the stock RH7.3 kernel on a fleet of
> PE2650 systems and would like to upgrade kernels, but have been scared
> away up to this point by all the negative talk on the tg3 driver.
> 
> TIA!
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2003-03-18 at 18:24, jason andrade wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'd strongly recommend that people out there using Red Hat Linux with
> > multi user access systems consider upgrading to the latest RH kernel as
> > there appears to be an exploit being circulated that takes advantage of the
> > newest security hole to be discovered..
> > 
> > It is specifically vulnerable to people with local (account/shell/process)
> > access to the machine and is not a remote exploit.
> > 
> > Of course this should also have the 'fixed' tg3 code from jeff garzik
> > (released in -26) so if you are upgrading please be aware that you
> > will not have the bcm5700 module available anymore and will need to
> > modify your modules.conf appropriately.
> > 
> > 
> > Currently this appears to be fixed by (find your closest RH mirror)
> > 
> > http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/
> > 
> > 2.4.18-27.7.x (Red Hat 7.1/7.2/7.3)
> > 2.4.18-27-8.x (Red Hat 8.0)
> > 
> > I have not seen whether the Red Hat 2.1 AS/AW kernels are vulnerable
> > to this so it'd be good if someone from Red Hat could clarify this..
> > 
> > 
> > Generic Kernels
> > 
> > 2.4.21preX - i have not seen a 2.4.21pre6 patch released yet.
> > 2.2.25
> > 
> > see:   http://www.spinics.net/lists/kernel/msg162986.html
> > 
> > 
> > I have not seen any updates from Mandrake, SuSE or Slackware yet
> > so if you are running on any of those platforms you will probably
> > want to contact them directly or wait for a few days to see if
> > they are announcing/releasing updates.
> > 
> > 
> > regards,
> > 
> > -jason
> > 
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