Re: [Arm-netbook] Another "new" ARM plateform
> On 27 Dec 2013, at 09:42, David Pottage <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 26/12/13 20:02, Tim Fletcher wrote:
>>> On 26 Dec 2013, at 13:14, David Pottage <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> How good is the mainline linux kernel support for the Freescale iMX6 SOC?
>>> I currently have an Allwinner A10 based Cubieboard. In most respects it is a very nice single board computer, but I find it frustrating that I am stuck at Linux kernel version 3.4, and don't have access to bugfixes or new features available in later versions of the kernel, so I am looking for a replacement with full kernel mainline support.
>> There is much improved mainline support now my A20 based cubietruck is running 3.13.rc4 currently
> That is very interesting. I was aware that there are efforts to get recent kernels working on the allwinner SOC, but I thought that work was very much at a pre-alpha stage, and almost none of the on board devices worked, so while you could successfully boot the kernel, and see some output on the serial port, you could not make use of the Ethernet, SATA or display.
> What has changed? which devices work, and which don't. Is it stable, or will it crash after a few hours?
Ethernet, sata, serial and mmc all work well. There are patches just gone on to make usb work which I've not tried yet. I'm not sure about the status of the display drivers.
My cubietruck runs reliably for days I've never managed to crash the kernel. I have an intel ssd on the sata port and am using it to build native kernels and qemu so a fair amount of load.
The most interesting part for me is that I have working openvswitch and KVM support and have booted a hardware accelerated VM with all the VM hardware working.
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