BriQ & Linux 2.6

Jamie Heilman jamie at
Sat May 22 16:45:21 EST 2004

Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> Well... the base clock isn't what the driver thinks, so it must be
> hacked. But the driver doesn't provide a clean way to set another
> base clock, I'm trying to find something better than what the hack
> in the patch does.

Well progress so far, I have 2.6.6 booting now, had to fumble a little
to apply one chunk but the rest was easy.  Problems so far: during the
entire boot, my console is line-noise-like hash[1], until runlevel 2,
then it starts behaving correctly.  The NICs (I have the PCI
expansion + extra NIC board) are having some issues....

          RX packets:118521 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1 errors:57244 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:57244

...and yet, strangly I don't seem to be having any obvious network
performance problems.

Now this isn't the first time I've had issues with either of those,
and I think there are some patches in the Total Impact kernel source
for the NIC issue.  So I'm definately a lot closer than I was.

Jamie Heilman           
"...thats the metaphorical equivalent of flopping your wedding tackle
 into a lion's mouth and flicking his lovespuds with a wet towel, pure
 insanity..."                                           -Rimmer

[1] like all: x<��x�x��x��x��x�x��x<�x�x
    but then all the kernels from Total Impact do the same thing, and
    I bet if I remove the base clock hack it will just work.  Or
    atleast appear to just work.  Sometimes I wonder if my BriQ is

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