Linux mainline support

what is the status of linux mainline support for Edge-V ? At least device tree etc stuff?

See the post below which include some device but not the one from Khadas. Did devs get their sample device etc?

http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-rockchip/2019-April/024282.html

PS: Mainline Linux support is key for success of such an device.

@balbes150 asked this to

https://forum.khadas.com/t/information-for-numbqq-terry/1253/276

We will try to send basic DTS support to upstream next month, you know that we don’t have much experience about this, but we will try…

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@numbqq Well you should gain more experience in the Mainline stuff. A lot of Brends did not success as they should because of lack of Mainline support.

You could contact some Linux mainline developers and contribute them a device, but they will of course need you and all information of what that device can == Specification like in link @balbes150 posted.

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@numbqq You gain experience from doing. Mailing lists are nowhere near as simple as sending a PR on github, but if I can figure out how to send changes upstream it’s not impossible! :slight_smile:

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Mainline linux support for Edge will be merged to mianline kernel in linux 5.3.

https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10984227/

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mmind/linux-rockchip.git/commit/arch/arm64/boot/dts/rockchip?h=v5.3-armsoc/dts64&id=c2aacceedc86af87428d998e23a1aca24fd8aa2e

I will try to send u-boot patches to upstream…

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Great work, thanks for making the effort to upstream this! Upstream kernel support makes development, ongoing maintenance and support of systems built on the Edge series so much easier. :+1:

I’ll try to give that branch (or -next or mainline if it’s made it that far by then) as thorough a test & check as I can for you when the Edge board I bought for testing arrives.