On Wed, 2020-03-04 at 18:26 +0800, YunQiang Su wrote: > YunQiang Su <email@example.com> 于2020年3月4日周三 上午9:54写道： > > Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org> 于2020年3月4日周三 上午9:24写道： > > > The main Ethernet driver for all Octeon MIPS SoCs has been disabled > > > upstream in Linux 5.5, and will be removed in 5.6. The driver has been > > > in "staging" (i.e. it didn't meet the usual standards for kernel code) > > > ever since it was added in 2009. It recently stopped building, and > > > didn't have a regular maintainer who could fix it. (There is a > > > separate Ethernet driver for the management port, which seems to be > > > still maintained.) > > > > > > The USB host driver for Octeon CN3xxx and CN5xxx SoCs will also be > > > removed for similar reasons. > > > > > > * DSA: The removal of the Ethernet driver will affect the EdgeRouter > > > Pro used for the Debian mips porterbox and some buildds. These do not > > > seem to have any expansion slots useful for alternate network > > > interfaces, so they will likely need to be replaced before buster EOL. > > > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/11365607/ > > > > There is a patchset for it. > > Greg said that he will help to merge, while it has not really happen. > > Let's ask for him whether he need some more info or anything. > > This patchset has been in linux-next now. > > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/log/?h=next-20200304&qt=author&q=Chris+Packham Thanks for finding these. I will cherry-pick them for 5.5 so we don't lose the driver temporarily. Ben. > > > * MIPS porters: Given that these SoCs are designed primarily for > > > networking and we will no longer support the on-board network > > > interfaces, does it make sense to continue building kernel packages for > > > them? > > > > > > Ben. > > > > > > -- > > > Ben Hutchings > > > No political challenge can be met by shopping. - George Monbiot > > > > > > > > > > -- > > YunQiang Su > > -- Ben Hutchings Klipstein's 4th Law of Prototyping and Production: A fail-safe circuit will destroy others.
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