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Re: [opensuse-arm] Getting the correct kernel
On Thu, October 13, 2011 7:05 am, Andrew Wafaa wrote:
I know one of the reasons we chose a single target for hardware was to
make the job of getting the right kernel and associated modules somewhat
easier.

Now (un)fortunately, we have some kind sponsors of hardware Genesi with
the Efika MX and Pandaboard.org with the PandaBoard. How difficult would
it be to have a single kernel that supports both these devices? I've had
a sniff on the web and have found a kernel repo for EfikaMX[0] and
PandaBoard[1], there is also the Linaro kernel[2] which I believe
supports them; nice to have would be the BeagleBoard too.

Is the Efika MX this device?
http://www.genesi-usa.com/products/smartbook
If this is the case, this one has a Freescale i.MX515 (ARM Cortex-A8 800MHz).

In that case I think we might have another problem. We compile with option.
-march=armv7-a -mtune=cortex-a9

I don't know if this will cause problems on Cortex A8 hardware?
Or do we need to change to: -mtune=cortex-a8 ?


I believe they should all be supported in upstream but I can't say for
certain, saying that though I believe the EfikaMX needs the siihdmi
driver pushing upstream for the 3.x kernel. I have a contact to push
about this and will chase him up later today.

Regards,

Andy

0=http://gitorious.org/efikamx/linux-kernel
1=http://gitorious.org/pandaboard/kernel-mainline
2=http://git.linaro.org/gitweb?p=kernel/linux-linaro-3.1.git;a=summary

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