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Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Linux kernel update for Debian 7.5; new Intel Ethernet drivers

Debian 7.5 will include an update to the Linux kernel, based on Linux 3.2.57. Package version 3.2.57-2 is currently available in the wheezy-proposed-updates suite. I would appreciate any testing people can do to find regressions in the next few days.

In addition to bug fixes, this version updates the e1000e and igb drivers. The drivers are now based on the versions found in Linux 3.13, which support several newer chips (i210, i211, i217, i218, i354). Please consider testing this new kernel if you have an Intel gigabit Ethernet controller, even if it was already supported in Linux 3.2.

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