Ethernet looks broken in Linux 4.13


#1

Spent all day trying compile Linux kernel 4.13 with ethernet support, without success.
Linux sources cloned today from linux-sunxi git.
Anybody tried ethernet on that kernel ??
Have working ethernet on 4.12-rc1 (from here provided git)…


#2

Did you try the 4.13.y branch from Lichee-Pi/linux on github?


#3

Not yet, will give a try.
Do you know difference in
Lichee-Pi/linux 4.13.exp and 4.13.y ?


#4

Lichee-Pi/linux-4.14.y work, but it include reversion of commits about Ethernet.


#5

Could you help me? I’m struggling with that topic, too.
Which kernel is the newest and support Ethernet?


#6

I’m using Kernel 4.13 from Lichee , it include reverts to solve Ethernet problems. Changes was done between 4.10 and 4.13 (may be even shorter - 4.12 - 4.13 ) .
You can try use 4.11 or 4.12 to get Ethernet support.

I sow many discussions about that in Linux group, but didn’t catch is it finally solved or not.


#7

Thank you I will give it a try.

They removed the dwmac sun8i ethernet driver, because it is “unstable”.
I never encountered a problem with the driver on my V3s.
You can read the linux mainling effort from Sunxi here:
http://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort#Merged_into_4.13