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Re: Debian on Linksys NSLU2 howto

On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 10:11:24PM +0200, Peter Korsgaard wrote:
> >>>>> "Riku" == Riku Voipio <riku.voipio@iki.fi> writes:
>  Riku> Sweet, and apparently yout site survived /. too. I see you are
>  Riku> using Little-endian arm currently, which is causing problems
>  Riku> with built-in ethernet.
> Well, it's just that the Intel drivers currently doesn't support
> Little endian mode on 2.6 kernels. There's no deeper reason as such
> why it couldn't be hacked to work. 
> I didn't spend that much time on it as I already had an USB<->ethernet
> adapter - I'm still waiting for a sufficiently motivated hacker to
> come along and do the work for me ;)

As far as I can tell, the only way to get LE support for the NPE
(Ethernet/crypto capable core) is to use the version 1.5 library.
I've done some of the work to get it to build and link.  IMHO, it's a
huge time sink of a project.

>  Riku> Do you think it would be a good idea to start a big-endian arm
>  Riku> port?
> It would be nice, but it's a significant amount of work.

BE ARM is probably easier than getting the NPE to run in LE mode.

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