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Re: DSA concerns for jessie architectures (mips*)

> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 9:48 AM,  <chenhc@lemote.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 9:16 AM, Fuxin Zhang <fxzhang@ict.ac.cn> wrote:
>>>> Dear Andreas,
>>>> 浜?  2013/6/25 3:20, Andreas Barth ???:
>>>>>>> 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.
>> Really? I remember that you have a good kernel with the 3.9 branch in
>> dev.lemote.com.
> Unfortunately it does not boot, and it may caused by the difficulty of
> handling massive merge conflicts with 3.9 version of Debian kernel.
> The merge was success on 3.6 branch so we are running on it.

Which compiler do you use? 3.9 is OK here.

> Regards,
> Aron

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