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Re: [PATCH] Add support for the NanoPiNeo

It looks like the Debian package may be carrying the dwmac-sun8i
driver. I'm going to test it out locally.

On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 3:20 PM, Karsten Merker <merker@debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 08:23:52AM +0200, Karsten Merker wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:11:56PM -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
>> > vagrantc added support for the NanoPi in u-boot in version
>> > 2016.03~rc3+dfsg1-1, and i've been playing with it since.
>> > Finally, with Linux 4.13, the NanoPi emac driver has been
>> > mainlined, and it (finally!) is starting to look sensible.
>> >
>> > I've got my NanoPi booted and the eth looking happy, but I've
>> > not completed an install yet.  Attached is a patch to
>> > generate the firmware image.  I was able to test the
>> > generated image, and it booted.
>> >
>> > Attached is a patch against debian-installer/installer,
>> > adding the NanoPiNeo to the u-boot-image-config.
> [...]
>> many thanks for the patch.  I will apply it to the d-i
>> repository, but I would prefer to wait until we have have
>> kernel 4.13 in unstable and can change the d-i kernel ABI
>> setting accordingly.  Currently we build d-i based on kernel
>> 4.12 which doesn't support the H3 EMAC, so a 4.12-based netboot
>> image wouldn't be usable on a "plain" NanoPi Neo (i.e. without
>> adding a USB-ethernet-adaptor).
> Hello,
> unfortunately some issues regarding the devicetree bindings for
> the H3 EMAC driver couldn't be sorted out before the final
> release of kernel 4.13.  As a result, the sunxi port maintainers
> and the ARM-SoC maintainer have decided to revert the
> corresponding patches and work on a proper solution during the
> 4.14 development cycle:
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=fabed5ad230a5ff8320b2928ec20a52e59a9bf60
> I'll keep your patch on my todo list and revisit it again once
> the H3 EMAC driver is completely upstream (hopefully in kernel
> 4.14).
> Regards,
> Karsten
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