Re: Safe to upgrade to a Community BSP?


Val Kondratenko
 

OK thanks.

Next question - does it have full support for imx7d?

I noticed (as I am attempting to apply patches we use), that /arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx7d.c exists in the 5.4.X.imx version we are currently using, but is not present in 5.12. But mach-imx7d.c is.
Will I have to add files (via patches) to fully support imx7d?

Thanks a ton,
Val

-----Original Message-----
From: Otavio Salvador <otavio.salvador@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:43 PM
To: Val Kondratenko <valeriy.kondratenko@...>
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Subject: Re: [meta-freescale] Safe to upgrade to a Community BSP?

Hello Val,

The 5.12.x is based on mainline. It is totally safe and include very small set of changes on top of upstream.

Em qui., 10 de jun. de 2021 às 09:34, Val Kondratenko <valeriy.kondratenko@...> escreveu:



I recently got tasked with upgrading linux kernel (which we get from freescale), to fix some vulnerabilities.

I am new to this, with all engineers with previous experience in this area no longer with company.

To fix the vulnerabilities, will need to upgrade to kernel rev 5.12.

Noticed that only a community branch of this (5.12.x+fslc) is available. Latest freescale (imx) releases/branches are still at 5.4.

I do so, my organization has previously used on freescale/imx releases.

Is it generally safe to use the community releases? Have their problems with bugs/instabilities with them?



Thanks in advance,

Val




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