u-boot and IPv6

Chris Packham judge.packham at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 09:40:45 CEST 2022

Hi Sean and Dhananjay,

Adding U-Boot ML to the Cc

On Tue, Jul 12, 2022, 08:45 Sean Edmond <seanedmond at microsoft.com> wrote:

> Hi Chris,
> I’m looking to add IPv6 to our version of u-boot.
> I found your patch series which looks like a solid initial effort:
> [U-Boot] [RFC PATCH v3 00/11] IPv6 support - Chris Packham (kernel.org)
> <https://lore.kernel.org/u-boot/20170125095622.20326-1-judge.packham@gmail.com/>
> I have a few questions on the work:
> - the patch series is now ~5 year old.  Do you have a newer patch series
> rebased onto a newer u-boot?
> - do you have any plan to create a PR with these changes?
> - has there been much interest in your changes?
> - have you met any other individuals/companies who are trying to add IPv6
> into u-boot?
> I look forward to hearing from you!
> Sean
IPv6 support is definitely something I want to get landed in upstream

It seemed to be fairly well received last time I posted the series. The
main thing lacking was tests. That's pretty much where things were at last
time I touched it. As usual life and work commitments have stopped me from
progressing it further.

In the meantime U-Boot's testing infrastructure has improved a lot which
should make adding the tests easier. I know there have been some more
changes in net that will conflict but not badly.

At $dayjob we have merged a newer u-boot version into our fork so I do have
something that is effectively a post state for the merge conflict to refer
to but it's not the broken out series that I'd like to submit.

I think I should be able to get the series rebased against master (or the
just released 2022.07 might be more useful as a base). I can probably get
that up on github in the next couple of days.


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