NAK/cmnt - Re: [D][E][SRU][PATCH 1/1] UBUNTU: [Config] Enable CONFIG_MVPP2 for arm64

Paolo Pisati paolo.pisati at
Tue Jul 9 13:59:19 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 04:19:58PM +0800, Po-Hsu Lin wrote:
> BugLink:
> Enable the CONFIG_MVPP2 for arm64. This is a driver for network
> controllers(s) in Marvell SOCs, particularly Armada 8040.
> Corresponding configs like CONFIG_ARCH_MVEBU and CONFIG_ARCH_MULTI_V7
> need to be enabled as well to meet the dependency requirement.
> explicitly to avoid interactive dialogues when building the kernel.

ARCH_MULTI_V7 has nothing to do with arm64 (is an arm32-only symbol), drop it.

And the bug is misleading: the MVPP2 driver is already enabled in our kernel
(see debian.master/config/config.common.ubuntu:CONFIG_MVPP2=m), but since it
dependes on ARCH_MVEBU=y, it doesn't get compiled for arm64.
Thus to make it build, you enable the Armada SOCs (ARCH_MVEBU=y) in our generic
arm64 kernel too (not that i'm against it) - i would rename the bug something
like "Enable Armada SOCs in disco/generic arm64".

And don't forget to run updateconfigs after enabling a new arch, since many
new options will automatically turn on.

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