Intel® IXP400 Software Update
This Readme provides instructions for updating Intel® IXP400 software to add support for the Intel® IXDPG425 Network Gateway Reference Platform. This applies to:
- Intel® IXP400 software releases V1.4 and V1.5
- Ethernet device drivers V1.1 and V1.2
The patches are provided as a convenience to users of MontaVista Linux* Professional Edition V3.1 and the Intel® IXDPG425 Linux Support Package (LSP).
The instructions have been verified with the Intel® IXDPG425 LSP with the version information:
- LSP_BUILD_ID 0401491
- LSP_REVISION 67
For more information about MontaVista Linux*, see http://www.mvista.com.
For more information on the Intel® IXDPG425 Network Gateway Reference Platform, see http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/previous-generation/gateway-reference-platform.html.
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1.0: Initial release, 2/26/2005
Patch file summary
The patches are available from Intel and are provided in sets and compressed into a zip archive file:
The zip files can be obtained from http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/previous-generation/monta-vista-linux-3-1-ixdpg425-lsp-support.html.
Linux* integration patches
The patches are used to integrate Intel® IXP400 software with the MontaVista Linux* 3.1 IXDPG425 LSP kernel build.
The zip file contains these patch files:
EDD integration patches
The patches are used to integrate the IXP425 Ethernet device driver with the MontaVista Linux* 3.1 IXDPG425 LSP kernel build.
The zip file contains these files:
Intel IXP400 software update patches
The patches are used to update Intel IXP400 software, adding support for the Intel® IXDPG425 platform.
The zip file contains these files:
1. Install the MVL3.1 IXDPG425 LSP per the instructions from MontaVista.
The LSP is available online from http://support.mvista.com to customers that have purchased a MontaVista support account.
2. Obtain the Intel IXP400 software and Ethernet device driver software.
The software is available from http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/previous-generation/monta-vista-linux-3-1-ixdpg425-lsp-support.html.
These instructions are based on the release notes for V1.4 and V1.5. Refer to the release notes as necessary for clarification as needed.
These steps do not support using both V1.4 and V1.5 at the same time in the same Linux source tree. The instructions assume the user installs a single V1.4 or V1.5 release. Use a separate working directory/source tree with a single version integrated.
If unsure of how a patch will apply to your kernel source tree, use the patch command with the "--dry-run" argument. See "man patch" for more information.
3. Set up the kernel in a working directory:
$ mkdir <work-dir>
$ cd <work-dir>
$ cp -a <path-to-lsp>/linux-2.4.20_mvl31 linux
The Linux kernel source tree is now in the directory:
4. Unzip Intel IXP400 software and the Ethernet device driver software into the
If using V1.4 software:
$ unzip ixp400AccessLibrary-1_4.zip
$ unzip ixp400LinuxEthernetDriverPatch-1_1.zip