[ARMedslack] Generic Allwinner Slackware installer, was: Announcing Fedora 19 ARM remix for Allwinner SOCs release 1, now with A20 support (fwd)

stanley garvey stanley at stanleygarvey.com
Sat Jul 27 21:33:28 UTC 2013

On Jul 27, 2013 19:26 "Davide" <louigi600 at yahoo.it> wrote:

> >> I haven't got a a20 (or earlier) device to play with (yet), but I
> >> am
> >> forwarding this email to arm-netbook. I hope this will raise
> >> interest
> >> of having Slackware on the Allwinner.
> >I am preparing a generic armv6 and onwards Linux 3.10 kernel (the
> >separate 'kirkwood' and 'versatile' kernels will remain as is because
> >the
> >armv5 support has not been consolidated).
> >Initially I'll make sure that the existing 'Tegra' works since that's
> >what I'm using
> >as the main build machine, but I have also added support for
> >Allwinner:
> >[*] Allwinner A1X SOCs
> >Of course, there will be plenty of other drivers and so on that would
> >be
> >required which someone can furnish me with at a later date once I
> >push out
> >the kernels.
> Supporting Allwinner SOC would really probabbly require a 3.0 or a 3.4
> kernel from the linux-sunxi branch
> (https://github.com/linux-sunxi/linux-sunxi) as many patches have not
> made it to kernel.org, or searching around for the patches to apply to
> vanilla kernel (that will will be probabbly conceived for ither a 3.0
> or a 3.4 kernel anyway).
> But if you come up with something to test I can see if it works on my
> XZPAD700.
> David
> I noticed RPi patches also not making it into kernel.org. Last weekend
> I tried to compile a generic 3.10.1 kernel for the RPi and it failed
> to boot. Rather than patch kernel source for a specific ARM target,
> are we expected to use the generic kernel and build a device tree
> binary?
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