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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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ernet-Dropping

  • #2
    and they could not sed adapt for latest kernel API changes? -1 of effort.

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Originally posted by rene View Post
              and they could not sed adapt for latest kernel API changes? -1 of effort.
              This is not related to kernel API changes, -1 for article reading

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rene View Post

                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.
                more bs, -2 article reading

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mlau View Post
                  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.
                  Not a whole lot of such hardware are supported by OpenWrt anyway.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post

                    Not a whole lot of such hardware are supported by OpenWrt anyway.
                    OpenWRT, DD-WRT, Tomato, Sveasoft.......you could probably write a song based on the 12 days of Christmas just with all of the "WRT" spins.

                    If memory serves wasn't Cavium Octeon big in 1st gen security routers from Netgear, Zytel and Sonic Wall?

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