[PATCH] Add support for Marvell 8431 to 2.6.31 series

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at SSpaeth.de
Thu Mar 11 13:14:39 UTC 2010

Sorry, looking at the mail archive, it seems my mailer screwed up. I am
going to resend this mail with those 4 patches being sent by

On Thu, 11 Mar 2010, Sebastian Spaeth <Sebastian at SSpaeth.de> wrote:
> New netbooks (eg. the Hewlett Packard 5102) have a Marvell ethernet card
> (0x11AB:0x8431). Support for this card went into 2.6.33 (in the sky2
> driver), but not yet in 2.6.31. The upstreamed patches to support it has
> been taken into the Suse 2.6.31 kernel and work fine there.
> Given that the 2.6.31 kernel is going to be used for quite some time, it
> would be great to also support this device and take the Suse patch
> (which is really just 4 kernel upstream patches).
> The patches are here:
> http://gitorious.org/opensuse/kernel-source/commit/68c33163d0e1e7bf44cf0bb4c6b8497e944d7886
> I filed a bug
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/537168
> and attached the patches there as well. I also attach the upstream git
> patches to this email. WOuld adding that be difficult/controversial? It
> is in upstream, I can use it in my Suse Enterprise 11, and opensuse, but
> not in Ubuntu.... (yet)
> Thanks for consideration,
> Sebastian

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