Kernel 5.4.12-imx6 - ethernet stops working

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when i changed to run the current kernel 5.4.12 the ethernet would work ok, then while transfering over smb/samba to my windows 10 box the ethernet would totally drop, as in the light on my switch went out, not just dropping a few packets!!


The only thing that fixed it was to rever "back" to 5.3.11-imx6.


Note the change both up to the 5.4.12 and then back to 5.3.11 were performed via the armbian-config tool.


(the system is running headless, and the log file does include a boot of "Linux version 5.3.11-imx6" as well as the working 5.3.11


Is anyone else seeing this?




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