Re: How to select Linux kernel version?

Quentin Schulz


On Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 09:07:58PM +1100, JH wrote:
Thanks kapllaj.

On meta-freescale, you find this on
Yes I use imx6ull, I've looked those config files, nothing set to run 4.19.

Now, go to meta-freescale/recipes-kernel/linux folder, and take a look to
see what kernels are available for your machine. Note that the linux-imx
kernel provides currently on master branch the 5.4 version!
For you to select the 5.10 (assuming you are on master branch) you should

PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/kernel = "linux-fslc"
I setup PREFERRED_PROVIDER_virtual/kernel = "linux-yocto", I have to
say, it has been running for a year for 4.19 kernel.

Yocto will automatically select the highest available version, but if you
would also like to fix the version, provide also that information:
PREFERRED_VERSION_linux-fslc = "5.%"
I know iit should automatically select the highest available version 5.10.

I set up following in local.conf:

So we can stop half guessing and help you can you give us the output of:
bitbake -e virtual/kernel | grep -e "^PREFERRED_PROVIDER_"
bitbake -e virtual/kernel | grep -e "^PREFERRED_VERSION_"
bitbake -e virtual/kernel | grep -e "^OVERRIDES="
bitbake-layers show-recipes linux-yocto linux-fslc


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