Re: Linux v5.10 for i.MX8 development

Tim Harvey

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 6:42 PM Tom Hochstein <tom.hochstein@...> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 2:10 PM Andrey Zhizhikin <andrey.z@...> wrote:

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 7:11 PM Tim Harvey <tharvey@...> wrote:

Could you explain the difference between NXP's 'lf-' and 'imx-'
branches? I can never understand their branch naming scheme nor their
commit log prefix scheme.
This was always a mystery to me as well... I guess I would need to
make a disclaimer here: I'm neither employed nor affiliated with NXP,
so I cannot answer this. :)

If there is a person from NXP on this list, then perhaps he/she can
comment on this point.
For the 'lf' releases certain shared components like kernel are aligned with other NXP product lines, like QorIQ and s32, not just i.MX.

Thanks for this info! Someone else also mentioned to me that the NXP
'lf' releases are typically once every two years vs the 'imx' releases
which are typically quarterly.

Do you have any feedback on the prefix used in the commit messages
used in both uboot-imx repos such as 'MLK', 'MA', 'LFU', 'LF',
'MMFMWK', 'MGS'? An understanding of those would make it easier for
those of us who are working hard to mainline uboot/linux support.

Best regards,


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