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 – 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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Boots with Linux-Next..

The ‘linux-next’ kernel branch has included the meson/gxbb mmc driver for some time, but the boot process hung on root disk access.     I tested with the latest (November 17) version, and this time, the boot process completed successfully: Fedora 25 … 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

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

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – New MMC Driver, Ethernet / USB Still Broken..

After some of the code for the C2 has been removed from various git repositories, there is a new 4.9-rc1-based tree at https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/khilman/linux-amlogic.git/?h=v4.10/integ , which now includes the ‘new’ rewritten MMC driver. To select this, choose ‘Amlogic S905/GX* SD/MMC Host … 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