[Arm-dev] Intro, and platforms

Jim Perrin jperrin at centos.org
Tue Apr 5 21:38:43 UTC 2016

On 04/05/2016 12:34 PM, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On 04/05/2016 10:04 AM, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> I haven't tried, so I'm honestly not sure. You might be able to take the
>> disk-image we put out for developers and copy its contents over the
>> ubuntu image (you'd want to maintain the ubuntu contents of
>> /lib/firmware and /lib/modules as well as the other kernel bits).
> I'm assuming that this is
> http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7.2.1603/isos/aarch64/CentOS-aarch64.img.xz
> ; is that correct?

Yup, that's the one. There are 4 partitions to it, and to me kpartx is
the easiest way to abuse images like this.

> I think it's more that the manufacturers are choosing to support a
> particular Ubuntu or Debian, and their blobs for hardware support seem
> to be more 'accepted' in that ecosystem.  But that's just my opinion. 
> It may be that the supplied hardkernel kernel will work ok with a CentOS
> userland; and I may try the 32-bit userland on the hardkernel kernel as
> well.

I'd be interested to know if the 32bit userland worked with their kernel.

> For what its worth, there is a recent patchset on the arm-kernel list
> supporting the C2 (and other Amlogic S905-based boards)  in 4.6
> mainline. [1]  So it may be that the 4.6 ARM64 kernel can be used as is;
> we'll see.

Yup. Some of the pieces are going in, so I'm a bit hopeful.

> I see I have a bit to learn, but that's ok.  That's part of the fun. 
> I'll report back with what I find in a few days or a week or so.

Let me know if you have questions. I'll try to help as much as I can.

Jim Perrin
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