Bug in Linux driver e1000e can damage Intel NIC’s

Intel reported that in the new test kernel 2.6.27 inclusive rc7 for linux, the driver for the intel cards can damage the hardware of this card. This is for onboard nic’s and for add-on nic’s

The bad code of the Intel driver can damage the eeprom for the nic. In this eeprom the MAC address of the nic is stored. So if this gets damaged, the nic will no longer function.

Here you can find a list of nic’s who can be effected.

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Michael Wilmsen is a experienced VMware Architect with more than 20 years in the IT industry. Main focus is VMware vSphere, Horizon View and Hyper Converged with a deep interest into performance and architecture. Michael is VCDX 210 certified, has been rewarded with the vExpert title from 2011, Nutanix Tech Champion and a Nutanix Platform Professional.

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