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 – 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-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

Kernel – 4.9-rc2 Breaks VMware and NVIDIA – Patch for NVIDIA..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.9-rc2, and both VMware (12.5.0) and NVIDIA (370.28 and 375.10) failed to compile.. Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.9.0-rc2 on an x86_64 (ttyS0) ………….. # uname -a Linux rgtest 4.9.0-rc2 #1 SMP Sun Oct … Continue reading

X86_64 – UP Board – Updated to 4.8, With Sound..

Updated the Intel ‘Cherry Trail’ UP Board to Kernel 4.8.2: Fedora 25 (Workstation Edition) Kernel 4.8.2-up on an x86_64 (ttyS0) …… [root@rgup ~]# uname -a Linux rgup 4.8.2-up #1 SMP Sat Oct 15 13:16:45 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux … Continue reading

ARM64 – Multiple Meson MMC Mystery..

I was going to update the Odroid C2 to the latest patched kernel, but then found that the meson-mmc driver had mysteriously vanished from the source tree..     This – of course – makes the kernel pretty useless…    I did some … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Latest ‘Linux-Next’..

I tried the latest ‘Linux-Next’ version, from https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/log/?id=refs/tags/next-20160913 and the C2 booted OK, but the Ethernet problem still persists.. ……… eth0: device MAC address 00:1e:06:33:13:6e meson6-dwmac c9410000.ethernet eth0: Link is Up – 1Gbps/Full – flow control rx/tx Fedora 24 (Workstation … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with 4.8..

NVIDIA have release driver version 370.28, and it compiles OK with Kernel 4.8, without any patches..   Tested with 4.8-rc5: ………………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Patched 4.8-rc4 – Ethernet Issues..

Decided to try the Odroid C2 with the latest Kernel, and recently-released patches for MMC support.. Used the (patched) version of 4.8-rc4 from here:  https://github.com/ioft/linux/tree/c2    Thanks to umiddelb for producing this, which incorporates the (e)MMC support patches, and also includes … 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