Adding a new platform: renesas rz

Michele Bisogno micbis.openwrt at
Mon Oct 30 02:39:28 PDT 2023


I've been a happy OpenWRT user for many years now, always buying
routers that could allow me to run it easily.

I've been working (actually only in my free time as a hobby) on
porting OpenWRT onto this Renesas board:
which features this Arm Cortex-A55 based device:

I guess this is a new platform, since it does not really fit in any of
the already supported ones.

I got it working and I am polishing the patch before submitting it.
The support of this device is already mainlined in the Linux kernel,
so I am using 6.1 as is with the appropriate config.
Arm Trusted Firmware and u-boot are instead taken from the respective
Renesas forks, available on github.

However this is the first time I do that, and I am still reading and
learning, so I would like to get opinions, hints, why not constructive
criticism and hopefully encouragement.

For example, naming (renesas? renesas-rz? rz?) and structure of the
subfolders. There are other variants I would like to add: RZ/G2LC,
RZ/G2UL and maybe others.


ModelRenesas SMARC EVK based on r9a07g044l2
ArchitectureARMv8 Processor rev 0
Target Platformrz/g2l
Firmware VersionOpenWrt SNAPSHOT r24187-bb8fd41f9a / LuCI Master
Kernel Version6.1.59
Local Time2023-10-29 07:44:17
Uptime0h 9m 11s
Load Average0.13, 0.08, 0.05

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