RE: SS4000E Kernel v3.4 Config
The n/w card driver is set as module in the 18.104.22.168 /boot config that came
from the daily-images ss4000e.
From: Chris Wilkinson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 1:44 PM
To: 'Arnaud Patard (Rtp)'
Subject: RE: SS4000E Kernel v3.4 Config
I had tried that before but to be sure tried again.
Setting the e1000 driver to built-in instead of module and rebuild. 1.5M
N/w card is detected this time but DHCP ip acquisition fails, so that's a
step forward I guess. I know DHCP is available from the n/w because 2.6.32
worked OK and other machines get it.
Continued to configure n/w manually with an IP, GW, DNS etc. This fails to
retrieve files from the Deb archive mirror, so the n/w is apparently not
From: Arnaud Patard (Rtp) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:12 PM
To: Chris Wilkinson
Subject: Re: SS4000E Kernel v3.4 Config
"Chris Wilkinson" <email@example.com> writes:
> Continuing this quest to move my kernel to 3.4 so I can use Arnaud's LED
> patches. This problem with v3.4 kernel failing to detect the network card
> seems to be inherent in 3.4.
> Latest attempt was to install using the daily-images
> results in kernel v22.214.171.124 which detects the n/w card fine, d-i completes
> and it boots no problem. From the boot trace, the n/w driver used is
> [ 13.750000] e1000: eth0: e1000_probe: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network
> CONFIG_E1000 is the flag in kernel .config.
> I then copied config-2.6.32-5-iop32x that was put in /boot to configure
> 3.4 kernel without any of Arnaud's patches. This builds fine and yields a
> zImage of 1.5MB but also fails to detect the n/w card. It's also the same
> using the _defconfig extracted from the deb at
> I used the initrd.gz from the daily-images. I wonder if this is the
the network driver is in module so you need to find a way to load it
while installing with d-i. Given that the zImage size is 1.5MB, maybe
you can try putting the ethernet driver built-in instead of module to
workaround that ?
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