Forcedeth issues in 2.6.19/FC6

If you happen to be running Fedora Core 6 on a AMD64 system with the nVidia MCP55 chipset, specifically the MCP55 Ethernet controllers, the update to kernel 2.6.19-1.2895 will probably break your Ethernet driver. In my minimal testing, the 0.57 forcedeth driver hangs after some number of bytes are passed through the interface, requiring an up/down to reset. This problem is not evidenced in 2.6.18-1.2798 with fo

If you happen to be running Fedora Core 6 on a AMD64 system with the nVidia MCP55 chipset, specifically the MCP55 Ethernet controllers, the update to kernel 2.6.19-1.2895 will probably break your Ethernet driver. In my minimal testing, the 0.57 forcedeth driver hangs after some number of bytes are passed through the interface, requiring an up/down to reset. This problem is not evidenced in 2.6.18-1.2798 with forcedeth 0.56, at least as far as I can tell.

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