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e1000e Bug Squashed — Linux Kernel Patch Released 111

Posted by Soulskill
from the good-news-everyone dept.
ruphus13 writes "As mentioned earlier, there was a kernel bug in the alpha/beta version of the Linux kernel (up to 2.6.27 rc7), which was corrupting (and rendering useless) the EEPROM/NVM of adapters. Thankfully, a patch is now out that prevents writing to the EEPROM once the driver is loaded, and this follows a patch released by Intel earlier in the week. From the article: 'The Intel team is currently working on narrowing down the details of how and why these chipsets were affected. They also plan on releasing patches shortly to restore the EEPROM on any adapters that have been affected, via saved images using ethtool -e or from identical systems.' This is good news as we move towards a production release!"
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Journal: Snails as food

Journal by Cplus

One important thing to know about puffer-fish is that their teeth grow quite rapidly and can get too big if not fed the right diet. If the teeth grow too big the puffer will not be able to eat and will starve. One of their favourite foods in the wild is the snail. The shell of a snail is enough to wear down the puffers teeth as he chomps through it.

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Journal: New tank-mate - Cornelius

Journal by Cplus

Gung-Ho has a new homey, a Sri-Lankan Red-Claw crab. Not my idea, but now that I've gotten rid of all of the guppies in the tank I listened to the gf when she asked if she could have him. Funny thing is that he's so afraid that the puffer will eat him that he doesn't come out at all.

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Journal: Hmmmm

Journal by Cplus

Nothing interesting to say, I'm removing all of the guppies tonight. The number of them is close to thirty now...definitely too many fish for a medium sized tank.

Julie wants to get a new crab for the tank, I'm not completely sold as I don't want to have to arrange the tank for a crab to get out of the water. Will have to research the specific type of crab it is.

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Journal: Day Four

Journal by Cplus

Gung Ho seems to be doing just great, I was concerned that he wasn't eating properly, but I think that was only due to stress as he seems to be eating fine now.

Went to the Aquarium shop and got him some frozen blood-worms, those seem to be going over very well with both him and the guppies. It's very amusing to see the guppies after having eaten the blood-worms as their stomachs turn bright red.

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Journal: Gung Ho

Journal by Cplus

I'm currently re-reading Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson (very chic in the /. circles I suppose, but deservedly so) and have decided to name the pufferfish Gung Ho after Bobby Shaftoe the "Gung Ho" Marine.

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Journal: Firsts...an aquarium journal.

Journal by Cplus

Accidentally clicked the link to look at my journal and realized that it was utterly devoid of content. This is just not something that I want to have be. So, here we are in my journal, I think I'll make the topic my new fish as he was acquired this afternoon.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990