[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCHv2] Linux 3.16 support on mvebu

Maxime Ripard maxime.ripard at free-electrons.com
Mon Oct 27 12:04:42 EDT 2014


On Thu, Oct 09, 2014 at 05:10:25PM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi,
> This is the second version of my rather big changes to support the
> 3.16 kernel, and more specifically on the mvebu SoCs.
> The first patch ports the existing 3.14 patches to 3.16, and creates a
> generic configuration for it.
> http://free-electrons.com/~maxime/pub/openwrt-3.16/v2-0001-linux-Add-3.16-support.patch
> The second patch does pretty much the same thing but for the mvebu
> target.
> http://free-electrons.com/~maxime/pub/openwrt-3.16/v2-0002-mvebu-Add-3.16-kernel-patches-and-configuration.patch
> You'll see a summary of what have been done with the patches at the
> bottom of this mail.
> And the last patch switches the mvebu kernel version to 3.16.
> http://free-electrons.com/~maxime/pub/openwrt-3.16/v2-0003-mvebu-Switch-to-3.16.patch
> Since a lot of changes got introduced between 3.14 and 3.16, such as
> the support for the newer Marvell SoCs, the Armada 375 and 38X, it
> will need some additional work to get it to work on these, but that's
> to be done in a separate set.
> Part of this work has been to update the overlayfs version, which
> requires additional handling. In order for the overlay to work, you'll
> also need the patch "fstools: Deal with overlayfs v23+" sent
> previously.
> Changes from v1:
>   - Removed all the git metadata, and used quilt formatting instead to
>     reduce the diffstat with 3.14
>   - Fixed the squashfs compression issues by adding the missing
>     XZ_DEC_ARM configuration option to the kernel
>   - Dropped patch 621 that needed some build fixes that are beyond my
>     knowledge of the net subsystem
>   - Added back the overlayfs patch that was missing. Used the v23 of
>     this patch that were based on 3.16-rc4 to be less error prone

It's been almost three weeks already, is there any comments on this


Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering
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