ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Kernel 4.10-rc1 – Ethernet OK? – Not yet..

After applying the aarch64 compile fix (see previous article) I was able to compile Kernel 4.10-rc1 on the Odroid C2, and it boots OK (headless..), and the Ethernet link stays up, but still needs the TX patch..   (updated, as the … 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

KERNEL – 4.10-rc1 Out – OK with VMware, Breaks NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.10-rc1 is out, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.3/00220.html Installed it on the test system, and (4.9-patched) VMware 12.5.2 is OK, but the latest NVIDIA driver (375.26) fails to compile: ……………….. /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26/kernel/common/inc/nv-mm.h: In function ‘NV_GET_USER_PAGES_REMOTE’: /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.26/kernel/common/inc/nv-mm.h:86:20: error: too few … 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 – Tested with Linux Net-Next – Ethernet Still Hangs..

Recent versions of the Linux net-next tree could not be tested on the C2, as the meson-gx mmc driver was missing, but now it has been added, and I tested the latest version (December 17) – but the Ethernet hang … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver 375.26 – OK with Kernel 4.9..

NVIDIA driver 375.26 has been released, and details are available here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/112992/en-us I had been experiencing some odd window (KDE5) behaviour with 375.20, and hopefully things might be more stable with this version..     If not, then possibly kwin is to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Ethernet Broken Again?

I had been trying to apply the latest round of Meson TX delay patches to the latest linux-next tree, but found that there seems to be a conflict with some of these..    The December 1 patched kernel now has some … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.9 Released – OK With Latest NVIDIA, and Patched VMware..

Kernel 4.9 has been released, and (brief!) details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1612.1/01831.html The latest NVIDIA (375.20) driver works OK, and VMware 12.5.2 with the vmnet and vmmon hack/patches, also works OK.     Hack/patch details are at http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1838 On my Intel … 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