Re: ARM kernel cross compilation issues for iMX53
Mike Thompson <mpthompson <at> gmail.com> writes:
> seems have some known incompatibilities regarding how the UARTs are
> clocked with older kernels.
Yes. I'm still using 2.6.35 because of this, though I am now aware of how I
could fix it if I needed to. See the section "Freescale's git repository" at
The real problem here is a lack of communication. Nowhere is there e.g. a
"news" or "blog" type page where someone posts important stuff like "we've
decided to change the clocking because $reason in version $version, and you'll
need to keep u-boot and the kernel in sync because of this; if you don't like
this the changes are $here and $there and you can/cannot revert them
with/without breaking other subsystems than the UART". Because this isn't done
in public, you, I, and a dozen other people waste hours trying to guess what has
happened - time that we could be spending doing something useful, like fixing
bugs in Freescale's kernel code.
It would be nice to imagine that some of the other platforms were better. I
doubt it, unfortunately.