Minutes from the Cross-Distro session at Connect (2012-05-31)
jcm at redhat.com
Thu Jun 7 22:48:31 UTC 2012
On 06/07/2012 02:05 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Steve McIntyre
>> Fedora 17 has been released for primary platforms, but not for
>> ARM yet. Still some remaining work.
>> * OMAP4 "doesn't work" (crashes), likely due to reliance on pure
>> upstream OMAP support rather than TI branches. Other distros have
>> used TI patches.
> It now works fine. It's a bug in the CONFIG_OMAP4_ERRATA_I688 that
> arrived in the 3.3 kernel. Disabled that and it now works fine.
Right. It was interesting, that we turn out to be almost the only folks
using an upstream kernel. I talked with some TI folks about how to get
better upstream-only testing with configs like Fedora. Let's followup on
that. This might be a config issue, but hopefully we can get some others
to help test configs and find this kind of thing more quickly.
>> * Might be more similar issues around other SoCs that lack support in
>> upstream kernel.
> The SoC's we support (omap, tegra, imx, kirkwood, highbank and
> vexpress) all work fine with a few minor patches to fix build issues
> and bugs. Most of the patches are just a few lines.
Indeed. But the point is still there. Lots of other folks are using
non-upstream trees as their source, which is a difference, and so we
wanted to convey that Fedora is taking a different (and I think
ultimately the right one, but I'm biased) approach.
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