27 September 2011

I had trouble compiling the latest kernel driver for the NetFPGA “classic” card. Basically the driver depends on init_MUTEX which as of the 2.6.37 kernel is no longer supported. Instead you should be using init_sema instead.

I’ve made a quick patch ( nf2main-use-sema-init.patch ) that switches to init_sema on 2.6.37 and above but uses the original init_MUTEX on kernels that support it. I’ve emailed a copy of the patch (such that it is) to the original author. Hopefully it will get committed to the repository soon or at least an alternative fix provided.



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