Ethernet on Beagleboard xM with Ankh+L4Linux ?

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Fri Apr 22 12:26:08 CEST 2011


On Thu Apr 21, 2011 at 11:59:53 +0200, Julien Heyman wrote:
> I am trying to understand what it would take to have access to (physical)
> ethernet from L4Linux running on a Beagleboard xM.
> As far as I understood/read, I can either try to integrate the native
> ethernet driver in L4Linux, or rely on Ankh networking server.
> Since I am running two instances of L4Linux, I'd rather use the Ankh
> solution.

Yes, those are the basic options. Another possibility is to use one
Linux as a router/bridge for the other.

> >From what I see Ankh does not currently include an appropriate driver for
> the BB xM's ethernet chip.
> Is it doable to pick an existing ethernet driver for the BB xM from, say,
> the Angström linux distribution for Beagleboard, and integrate it to Ankh ?

That's the approach. If it is practically doable depends on a couple of
things. I think ankh on ARM is something new.

> Assuming this is possible, do I understand correctly that I would then only
> have to enable the Ankh driver option in the L4Linux configuration, to get
> an ethernet access in L4Linux ?

Basically yes but this is also the easy part :)

Adam                 adam at

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