Comment 72 for bug 562742

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In , Michal (michal-redhat-bugs) wrote :

I suggest you download the latest stable vanilla kernel, build it from source, and see if the bug is still reproducible with it. Then we can add some test patches to it.

But before you do that, let's try a couple of easy experiments first with your current Fedora kernel:
 1. What happens when you remove the module (rmmod r8169) and then load it back (modprobe r8169)? Does the MAC address get corrupted in this case also?
 2. What if you rmmod the module and then reboot? Is the MAC address read correctly then?

And just in case - you are not using kexec to reboot quickly, are you?