Linux 2.6.x on 8xx status

Tom Rini trini at
Tue Sep 21 03:49:14 EST 2004

On Fri, Sep 17, 2004 at 12:55:51PM +0300, Pantelis Antoniou wrote:
> Song Sam wrote:
> > "Smith, Craig" <craig.d.smith at> wrote:
> >  
> > 
> >>Right now, I just want to know if I should expect to
> >>see funny behavior from this particular source tree
> >>on an 8xx platform or should it work OK? Thanks so 
> >>much.
> > 
> > 
> > Well, as I have tested so far, 2.6.x can only work
> > right on 8xx with RAMDISK root file system. As for
> > NFS, still no luck.
> Well it could have fooled me since I have it running
> right here...
> Don't use the old etherner driver.

Note that the old SCC enet driver, in linuxppc-2.5 at least is 'OK'.
Not that it couldn't do with a cleanup and netdev person audit, but it's
functional enough for me and my rpxlite to mount a root fs.

Tom Rini

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