Intel 82574 issue reported on Slashdot

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Sat Feb 9 10:15:41 UTC 2013

On 09/02/2013, at 20:42, Parv <parv at> wrote:
>> "Contact your motherboard manufacturer" is much more time
>> consuming than "Run sysctl... | grep foo | awk ..." to see if your
>> system is affected.
> Gift^WStraight from horse's mouth ...

I've already read this.


I'd really rather a test which reads the EEPROM and tells me if it's a problem rather than hang the interface on a machine :)

In any case that isn't the point - this may be a "vendor issue" but it reflects poorly on Intel that they didn't take proper ownership of the issue. It would be far, far better for their image to say "some systems may have the fault, go to http://.... to find a way to test for your operating system".

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