[etherlab-users] News about kernel 4.x

Geller, Nir nir.geller at servotronix.com
Wed Oct 4 07:53:03 CEST 2017

Ciau Edoardo,

I attached a driver for r8169 for kernel 4.4.39.

I patched it following the example from etherlab. I'm compiling it with the headers of the latest version of etherlab, that is default branch, I think.

But you can replace the headers with whatever version of etherlab master you are using.

It is working properly but it has a bug in it:

After powering up the system it works properly.

When a software reboot is performed, the system starts up and MAC address of eth1 if zeroed out.

To workaround this problem, you need to unplug the machine from power, and replug it.

I know it is not prefect but you can definitely start working and developing on kernel 4.4 with this driver.

I hope I will get to fixing this bug within about 2 months, not sure if I'll be available....

Hope it helps you out.


From: etherlab-users <etherlab-users-bounces at etherlab.org> on behalf of Edoardo idà <edoardo.ida at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:07:21 PM
To: etherlab-users at etherlab.org
Subject: [etherlab-users] News about kernel 4.x

Dear all,
I am quite new to ethercat thecnology and ethercat master but my supervisor at university of Bologna used your software to program one of the robot in out lab.
He built the ethercat master using a linux rt kernel 3.14 with e100 ethernet driver.

I was wondering if there were some newer driver for 4.x kernel. I noticed recent activity in the development of version 1.5-stable and therefore my question. I would like to compile master ethercat with a r8169 net card and a kernel 4.4.

Thanks in advance for any help.
All the bests,
Edoardo Idà, University of Bologna, Italy
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