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SubjectRe: [Arm-netbook] getting allwinner SoC support upstream (was Re: Uploading linux (3.9.4-1))
On Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 07:26:49PM +0100, luke.leighton wrote:
> maxime: we need to talk :)
>
> please tell me in 4 or 5 sentences what you've managed to do so far,
> expanding a little on what thomas says below, more specifically what
> it achieves and/or allows rather than technically what it does
> (suitable for managers and directors in other words), and what plans
> you'd like to see happen.

You mean something like http://linux-sunxi.org/Linux_mainlining_effort ?

You should really do a bit of research before starting a thread like
this one. This webpage has been around for like 9 monthes now on the wiki
of a community you pretend to represent (even though I fail to get how
you can pretend such thing, but that's another topic).

> > is the maintainer of the mainline Allwinner sunxi
> > effort. It already supports a number of boards, has a pinctrl driver, a
> > GPIO driver, serial port is working, network is working, I2C is
> > working.
> >
> > All in mainline, completely Device Tree based.
>
> great. which version did it first hit, i.e. what will the first
> signs of this be when allwinner begin doing "git pulls"?

3.8, as shown in the wiki page

> and which boards. bear in mind that one of those "boards" should
> really be "the total range of products available across hundreds of
> chinese tablet clone manufacturers".
>
> specific question: is one of the "boards" the one that tom cubie
> submitted, which covers virtually every android tablet product
> manufactured in the millions by chinese tablet clone manufacturers?

Again, wiki.

> > So isn't this entire discussion completely moot?
>
> no because it's totally in isolation from allwinner. i need to give
> them a heads-up, and get them involved, giving them specific
> incentives [which nobody's yet given!!] for following a particular
> path [or paths] yet to be recommended.
>
> > The mainline support
> > for sunxi has already started since 6 months or so, and has been Device
> > Tree based from day one.
>
> to clarify: the *community-driven* mainline support for sunxi. ok -
> which chips? sun3i (ARM9), sun4i (Cortex A8), sun5i, sun6i and sun7i
> (Dual-Core Cortex A7)? which ones are in?

A10, A13 for the moment. I just received hardware with A10s, A20 and A31
that I need to work on, but support should come quite soon. I already
have some patches pending to be tested on an A31 board, but didn't have
as much time as I wanted lately to actually set a proper environment to
test them.

Maxime


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