[meta-freescale] [PATCH] mx6q-ba16: Add initial board support

Otavio Salvador otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br
Thu Aug 27 08:37:17 PDT 2015

Hello Justin,

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 11:45 AM, Justin Waters
<justin.waters at timesys.com> wrote:
> We have been working with a vanilla (4.0+) kernel on some related platforms,
> and are considering moving the BA16 platform to this as well. Is there an
> effort to move some of the mainline work, such as etna-viv and related
> packages, into the meta-freescale layer? Would it be acceptable to push a
> 4.0 kernel even if those packages are not supported?

We have intending to do this for quite some time but we are lacking
the resources to do so.

We have the patches-4.1[1] to host patches being backported from next
and stable features on the way of upstreaming so help to enhance it is
always welcome.

1. https://github.com/Freescale/linux-fslc/tree/patches-4.1

Another effort we have been doing is maintaining current GA kernel
with stable updates and fixes. This[2] uses 3.14.28 1.0 GA base and
includes all stable fixes plus community and vendor fixes so we
alleviate the upgrade hassle that all vendors need to do when a new GA
kernel is out.

2. https://github.com/Freescale/linux-fslc/tree/3.14-1.0.x-mx6

However I want to know what level of compromise Timesys will have in
maintaining the board and any proposed new components as we have been
having a hard time to get the Vybrid boards updated[3][4][5] (both
maintained by Timesys) since long time ago even though
Toradex[6][7][8] has did all the hard work of updating it for 4.0
kernel. I do hope to get this solved and discussed this with Andy at
FTF but no move has been done so far.

3. http://git.yoctoproject.org/cgit/cgit.cgi/meta-fsl-arm/tree/conf/machine/twr-vf65gs10.conf
4. https://github.com/Freescale/meta-fsl-arm-extra/blob/master/conf/machine/pcl052.conf
5. https://github.com/Freescale/meta-fsl-arm-extra/blob/master/conf/machine/pcm052.conf
6. https://github.com/Freescale/meta-fsl-arm-extra/blob/master/conf/machine/colibri-vf.conf
7. https://github.com/Freescale/meta-fsl-arm-extra/blob/master/recipes-kernel/linux/linux-toradex_4.0.bb
8. https://github.com/Freescale/meta-fsl-arm-extra/blob/master/recipes-kernel/kernel-module-mcc-toradex/kernel-module-mcc-toradex_1.06%2Btoradex2.bb

So all Timesys help and contributions are welcome but we do need to
have a high level of commitment from you guys if more high impact
changes are going to be proposed.

Best Regards,

Otavio Salvador                             O.S. Systems
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