Kernel support for 96 boards


#1

Hi,
I’ve taken a quick look at the kernel at:
https://github.com/96boards/linux-hikey.git (master branch)

I count 976 patches on top of mainline. There’s lots of Linaro kernel stuff in there unrelated to the board and this can get in the way of kernel development.

Is there going to be a minimalist branch on top of mainline just for the board support?
Or is the board itself already supported by mainline?

Cheers,

Steve


#2

Hi,
we’ve submitted a number of patches for HiKey board enablement to the mainline kernel - but not all of them have been merged yet.

The plan is to have the board supported by mainline kernels (while probably keeping some extras like kernel modules needed only to enable binary-only graphics drivers separate).


#3

I’m tracking the upstream submissions on my branch based on arm-soc:

https://git.linaro.org/people/tyler.baker/linux.git/shortlog/refs/heads/hikey

(It’s rebased often for testing)