Re: DSA concerns for jessie architectures (mips*)
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Fuxin Zhang <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dear Andreas,
> 于 2013/6/25 3:20, Andreas Barth 写道:
>>>> 3. We have currently two new machines with loongson 3a processors to
>>>> test. It will take a bit of time to finally get a working kernel on
>>>> these, but that would also decrease build-times quite much.
>>> When do you expect them to be usable?
>> Depends on your definition of useable.
>> I'm currently in the process to get the kernel building and trying to
>> get the patches into upstream kernel. Besides of that, the hardware is
>> useable (the usual auto-power-on-patch is required as well, but that's
>> just a few days for doing it mechanically). However, currently with
>> only the factory kernel (which doesn't meet my definition of useable,
>> and I think also not yours). I suspect that I'm just a few pitfalls
>> away from getting this done, but nothing I could put say "takes this
>> many days". I'm also just trying since Saturday, so in the very early
>> stages and in discussion with upstream and vendor.
> I am surprised to read that a working kernel for 3A will be an issue. Any
> you can contact email@example.com. He is maintaining our kernel and trying
> hard to push patches upstream.
It is indeed an issue, and is the most blocking one. We have contacted
chenhc and we tried to merge those patches to mainline, but resulting
to a non-bootable kernel. The latest working kernel is Linux 3.6 based
on his branch, while 3D acceleration does not work like in Lemote's
>> So, let's perhaps look at the situation again in two months and see
>> where we are and if it's worth to do something else inbetween or not.
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