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  • CommunityMember
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    Originally posted by mlau View Post
    Cavium's MIPS efforts are dead ...
    As I recall, Cavium tried (18+ months ago?) to get some kernel drivers added for their newer octeon devices, which included some cleanup that might have eventually led to cleanup of the earlier device support, but after something like a dozen versions being proposed, and the acquisition by Marvell, such efforts were ended.

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  • rene
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    Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post

    Well... it's a bit hard to do without access to the hardware...
    nope, usually the linux kernel folks just rename stuff, move arguments around, and if you change some API you should know what you are doing and sed -i s/// all users. It's not rocket science.

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  • mlau
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    Cavium's MIPS efforts are dead, and the users of these chips all use Cavium's SDK, not the upstream kernel. So it's not a real loss, except maybe for OpenWRT.

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  • OneTimeShot
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    Originally posted by rene View Post
    and they could not sed adapt for latest kernel API changes? -1 of effort.
    Well... it's a bit hard to do without access to the hardware...

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  • rene
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    and they could not sed adapt for latest kernel API changes? -1 of effort.

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  • Cavium Octeon's Ethernet Driver Being Booted From Linux 5.6

    Phoronix: Cavium Octeon's Ethernet Driver Being Booted From Linux 5.6

    The Ethernet driver for supporting Cavium's Octeon SoCs is slated for removal in the Linux 5.6 cycle...

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