ARM – Rock2 – Finally an Ethernet Fix that Works..

After a lot of searching – and more testing (mostly unsuccessful..) I finally have a set of two patches that fix the Ethernet driver problem with the Rock2 in 4.6-rc1..     The problem is that the stmmac driver is common to several SOC setups, and each maintainer seems to have produced their own version of a fix..

The first patch is described here : http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1603.3/00194.html
The second is here:  http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg369463.html

After applying both of these to 4.6-rc1, eth0 is now present, and network traffic works..

Robert Gadsdon.  March 31, 2016.

 


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