[GSoC] Ethernet support for beaglebone.

Ben Gras beng at shrike-systems.com
Thu Mar 9 22:31:29 UTC 2017

I wasn't too involved with the beagle ethernet experiments, sorry.

On 03/07/2017 06:29 PM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Nikolay Komashinskiy
> <nikolay.komashinskiy at yandex.ru
> <mailto:nikolay.komashinskiy at yandex.ru>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I want to take a part in GSoC and provide a support for ethernet
>     in Beaglebone.
>     am I understand right, that for such a task a debugger is needed,
>     because, AFAIK,
>     uboot does some initializtion? So, running initialization routine
>     after uboot, we have
>     no ability to say whether ethernet works due to a correct sequence
>     of our steps, or
>     partly as a consequence of uboot initialization.
> I think Ethernet mostly works on BB's. There were some performance
> issues at one point
> related to UBoot version.  It was like a 10x difference. I think it
> was narrowed down to 
> the initialization of the cache or MMU being different. 
> I have cc'ed Ben Gras.He is more likely to remember the details.
> --joel
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