ARM64 – Kernel 4.10-rc1 Compile Errors – The Official Fix..

There is now an ‘official’ fix for the 4.10-rc1 compile failure with ARM64/aarch64, from Al Viro, and the patch itself is available here: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/viro/vfs.git/commit/?h=arm64-fix&id=b4b8664d291ac1998e0f0bcdc96b6397f0fe68b3 I have applied this to kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and the kernel compiles successfully.. … Continue reading

ARM64 – Catastrophic Compile Errors with 4.10-rc1 – and a Fix..

Tried compiling Kernel 4.10-rc1 for aarch64, and got – literally – hundreds of errors: …… ./include/linux/sched.h:3299: Error: unknown mnemonic `return’ — `return test_ti_thread_flag(task_thread_info(tsk),flag)’ ./include/linux/sched.h:3300: Error: junk at end of line, first unrecognized character is `}’ ./include/linux/sched.h:3302: Error: unknown mnemonic `static’ … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Latest Ethernet Patch..

After some of the recent ‘Ethernet fix’ patches have not worked with more recent linux-next kernels, I have found one that – at least at the moment – does fix the ‘hang’ problem – again.. The patch is applied to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – A Better Ethernet Fix..

The old meson Ethernet fix/patch/hack no longer applies cleanly to the latest (December 1) linux-next, but – fortunately – there is a ‘better’ patch available for the meson8b-dwmac driver itself.. Details can be found in this thread:  http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001675.html I have … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Ethernet Fix, at Last..

Thanks to Jerome Brunet, there is now a fix for the long-standing Ethernet hang problem on the C2..   Details are here:   http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-amlogic/2016-November/001538.html The patch is an attachment – named ‘attachment.bin‘, and so will need to be renamed to something appropriate..     … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9-rc3 – NVIDIA Patch still works, and Fix for VMware 12.5.1?

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc3, and the patch for NVIDIA mentioned in my article for -rc2 still works OK..     I Compiled 370.28 and 375.10 successfully.. As I could not find any patches for VMware – and the latest … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Hack to Fix Ethernet Hangs..

I had been constantly frustrated by the Odroid C2 meson8b-dwmac Ethernet ‘hang’ problem, which has persisted over (at least..) eight different ‘patched kernel’ versions that I have tested..    The network link hung/stopped after a short time at full (1000Mbps) speed, … Continue reading

X86_64 – UP Board – ‘Cherry Trail’ – Sound – Working..

The only missing OS component on the new UP Board (x5-Z8350) was that sound (HDMI) was not present..    After a bit of digging, I found some patches for Kernel 4.5, and a later patched kernel version that was supposed to … Continue reading

KERNEL – 4.8-rc1 Out – Breaks VMware and NVIDIA – and Fixes..

Kernel 4.8-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:   http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1608.0/04804.html VMware 12.1.1 – with the previous 4.6/4.7 patches, fails to compile vmmon: /tmp/modconfig-gfkQLR/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIF_EstimateLockedPageLimit’: /tmp/modconfig-gfkQLR/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:1597:47: error: ‘NR_ANON_PAGES’ undeclared (first use in this function) Further research revealed that NR_ANON_PAGES … Continue reading