2.6.27 Kernel Killing Network Hardware
Phoronix: 2.6.27 Kernel Killing Network Hardware
In case you missed it, there's a rather serious regression with the e1000e network driver in the Linux 2.6.27 release candidate kernels. This Ethernet driver has been killing some Intel integrated Gigabit network adapters by corrupting the chip's EEPROM...
It's the RC, not mainline
I found it confusing that the article states that it's the mainline kernel which is affected - in fact, it's the RC, which is not a production version. Moreover, it does not impact all major Linux distributions, but rather their current beta versions.
I think that should be made clear in order to minimize FUD emission which this bug caused too much of already anyway.