[netdrivers] VLAN patch for natsemi?

Michael Gellman m.gellman at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Aug 10 07:02:46 PDT 2005

I'm not familiar with the board, or with the exact problem, but I have
been doing a bit of porting kernel code from 2.4 to 2.6.

Can you give a few links to the patches that you're looking to port to
2.6? Have you actually just tried applying them to a 2.6 kernel, and
seen what the result was?

--Michael Gellman

On Mon, 2005-08-08 at 18:47 -0600, Joe Nelson wrote:
> I hope this is the right list for this type of question.  After hours
> of searching Google and a lot of trial and error, I'm hoping someone
> will be able to point me in the right direction.
> I have a Soekris net4501 board with natsemi ethernet onboard.  I'm
> running Debian with a 2.6.8 kernel.  I'd like to enable VLANs on this
> device.  There's an issue where the current driver doesn't support
> packets larger than 1500 bytes.  The VLAN adds 4 bytes to that and
> things generally go haywire when that happens.
> I've found a number of patches for the 2.4.X kernels.  I haven't been
> able to find any patches for the 2.6.8 kernel.  Here are the
> questions:
> 1.  Does a patch exist for th 2.6.8 kernel?
> 2.  If not, how easy/hard would it be to modify one of the 2.4 patches to work?
> Thanks in advance.

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