[etherlab-users] Etherlab on ARM SoC and 2.6.29

Florian Pose fp at igh-essen.com
Wed Apr 1 18:03:47 CEST 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 01:07:40AM -0700, Stefan Agner wrote:
> We want to use Etherlab Master on Technologic System's TS-7800 a ARM
> based SoC solution. We currently working with the latest kernel 2.6.29
> and would like to run Etherlab's EtherCAT master on it. Sadly, the
> on-board ethernet-device isn't a supported Realtek or Intel chipset,
> its a Marvell MV-643xx which is supported by Linux
> (drivers/net/mv643xx_eth.c). I just started with kernel development
> but I think we can bring this network chip to work with etherlab's
> master. Therefore I already looked in the documentation and found the
> hints how to patching network drivers. The documentation by the way is
> really a positiv exaple of a useful and good structured documentation!
> Good work!

Thanks. ;-)

> I want to ask if there is a more recent development version available
> than the latest from february, which I can use for 2.6.29 kernels (or
> port myself to 2.6.29)?

I just uploaded a new version (revision 1680) to the server.

> Are there any experiences with ARM SoC's and this EtherCAT master? 

I know of some people using it on ARM platforms successfully. The master
should run fine on any platform Linux supports. The question is, if the
Ethernet chip is supported... ;-)

Best regards,
Florian Pose


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