Linux 2.6.x on 8xx status

Pantelis Antoniou panto at
Fri Sep 17 15:43:36 EST 2004

Dan Malek wrote:
> On Sep 16, 2004, at 2:56 PM, Smith, Craig wrote:
>> Can someone please tell me the current "status" of the
>> 2.6.9-rc2 kernel source
> It's not working for 8xx.  There are some subtle VM problems
> that I just have not had the time to track down.  A couple
> of us work on it as our time permits.  The 2.6 kernel
> works OK for 82xx and 85xx processors.  Some particular
> board ports may be missing, but the processor support
> is there along with a few board ports.
>     -- Dan
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I seem to be able ro run it OK on 8xx with an extra patch
that most people (including Dan :) ) find gross.

The biggest stumbling block are the peripheral drivers.

Use the new ethernet & serial drivers (fec_8xx & cpm_uart),
and try again.



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