This NIC is becoming very popular in current Motherboards and reports are increasing that the stable version of unraid dos not carry the appropriate driver (while 6.9beta has it (newest e1000e as it seems).
Myself and others are in the same boat ATM.
Is there a chance to release a backport of the newest driver for unraid 6.8.x, as next stable 6.9.x is not released (yet).
This will prevent a lot of potential users from purchasing a license, I would guess.
Many thanks in advance!
Edit: added diagnostics for 6.8.3stable and 6.9beta25.
Also, no local UI on *both* versions with this MB https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/H470M-DS3H-rev-10#kf and Pentium G 6400
Edit 2: I made a diff of the driver versions from 6.8.3 and 6,9beta25.
Although both drivers do report the same version string, the one from 6.9b25 apparently has support for 8 newer revisons of the NIC.
There are 18 revisions (V0 - V17) of this chip listed in total 🤯, of which the old version from 6.8.3 supports the first 10 (V0 - V9).
diff -Naur linux-4.19.107-Unraid/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/hw.h linux-5.7.8-Unraid/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/hw.h --- linux-4.19.107-Unraid/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/hw.h 2020-02-28 16:39:01.000000000 +0100 +++ linux-5.7.8-Unraid/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000e/hw.h 2020-07-09 09:39:40.000000000 +0200 @@ -86,6 +86,22 @@ #define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ICP_I219_V8 0x15E0 #define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ICP_I219_LM9 0x15E1 #define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ICP_I219_V9 0x15E2 +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_CMP_I219_LM10 0x0D4E +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_CMP_I219_V10 0x0D4F +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_CMP_I219_LM11 0x0D4C +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_CMP_I219_V11 0x0D4D +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_CMP_I219_LM12 0x0D53 +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_CMP_I219_V12 0x0D55 +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_TGP_I219_LM13 0x15FB +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_TGP_I219_V13 0x15FC +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_TGP_I219_LM14 0x15F9 +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_TGP_I219_V14 0x15FA +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_TGP_I219_LM15 0x15F4 +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_TGP_I219_V15 0x15F5 +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ADP_I219_LM16 0x1A1E +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ADP_I219_V16 0x1A1F +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ADP_I219_LM17 0x1A1C +#define E1000_DEV_ID_PCH_ADP_I219_V17 0x1A1D
I also compiled a 6.8.3 kernel with the latest version from here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/e1000/files/e1000e stable/3.8.4/ and did a quick test, So I can confirm that the NIC worked fine with it.
I do think this is an issue for returning customers, like myself planing on upgrading an existing rig, but also for new unraid users, bying the newer 10th gen intel technology with intel NICs, suspecting that these would work stable.
Both groups are now limited to either add an external NIC or move to 6.9beta.
I am tempted to flag this as an urgent matter.
What do you think?