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Re: DSA concerns for jessie architectures (mips*)

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Fuxin Zhang <fxzhang@ict.ac.cn> 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
> question
> you can contact chenhc@lemote.com. He is maintaining our kernel and trying
> hard to push patches upstream.
> Regards

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
3.5 kernel.

>> 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.
>> Andi
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