Initial OrangePi i96 support landed in Mainline Linux Kernel


#1

Hello Everyone,

I’m glad to say that the initial OrangePi i96 board support landed in Mainline Linux Kernel (5.0-rc1) with new RDA Micro SoC architecture. As of now, the board can enter initramfs shell with single Cortex A5 CPU.

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b23b0ea3708c3dec599966fc856836aca48835b9

More update will come in upcoming days. Please stay tuned!

Thanks,
Mani


#2

Thanks for good news.
Nice work!

Could you please provide some information, how to compile this kernel?
Which options to select in “menuconfig” or how to define RDA Micro architecture ?
Looking forward…
Would like to test new kernel as well maybe port SPI driver to get some type storage for system.