2 Ethernet port operating in a PPC405EP system

Chun Chung Lo cclo at astri.org
Wed Aug 30 23:17:20 EST 2006


I know my source code is vert old. But since there are lots of
applications developed base on this 2 sets of source code, if the kernel
and U-Boot needs to change, the above applications (tons of codes) also
need to revise ... (lots of multimedia players, drivers, and other
supporting tools). My team cannot afford such great change.

So I say "update is not recommended" ...

Thanks for your quick reply.

Best regards,
Lo Chun Chung

-----Original Message-----
From: wd at denx.de [mailto:wd at denx.de]
Sent: Wednesday, 30 August, 2006 9:07 PM
To: Chun Chung Lo
Cc: linuxppc-embedded at ozlabs.org
Subject: Re: 2 Ethernet port operating in a PPC405EP system

In message
<A7B1E4DD46AA7046A4398F745240F29402737D5C at ASPROEXG.astri.local> you
> Sorry for such long e-mail.

Actually it's not so long...

> I am now working on a STB project, and our board is a IBM PPC405EP
> with 2 ethernet ports. U-Boot 1.0.0 and linux 2.4.20 (from MontaVista)

> is used and update is not recommended. Each ethernet port has a
> RTL8021CP PHY connected.

... as reading stops here. Both U-Boot 1.0.0 and Linux 2.4.20 are not
only old, they are ancient. Zillions of smaller and bigger bugs  have
been fixed since. Do yourself a favour and use current code.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
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