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On 10/17/2011 12:25 PM, Andrew Wafaa wrote:
Dear wonderous Kernel plumbers,
I'm not sure if anyone is following the -arm mailing list/effort,
so in case no-one is I was wondering if someone would kindly advise
on what is needed to get a suitable kernel-default to support ARM.
Please see below for my original e-mail to the -arm ml.
Welcome to the joy of supporting ARM. The big issue is that there is
no "default" ARM kernel. There are many machine types that must be
configured separately. There is a big effort to unify the machine
types as has already happened in x86, and (I believe) powerpc. That
hasn't produced any solid results yet, though.
So, for now, you're going to need to produce configs for the hardware
you want to target. The good news is that all you'll need to do is
create the configs, name the packages, and link to kernel-source.
That's how all the other kernels are built now. Well, there's another
step to get the right package description, but I don't know what it is
off the top of my head.
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<awafaa(a)opensuse.org> To: openSUSE ARM ML
<opensuse-arm(a)opensuse.org> Subject: Getting the correct kernel
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 06:05:26 +0100
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
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 and PandaBoard, there is also the Linaro
kernel which I believe supports them; nice to have would be the
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.
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