[Lenny400] Squeeze rootfs and modernising the kernel
jakub.saran at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 07:22:38 CEST 2015
Epc700 home page I found on:
but link to mipsel toolchain doesn't work. I have copy of it on my disk.
2015-03-31 23:34 GMT+02:00 David Boddie <david at boddie.org.uk>:
> On Tuesday 31. March 2015, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> > Am 24.03.2015 um 23:46 schrieb David Boddie <david at boddie.org.uk>:
> > > I noticed the 3.12-wip-letux400 branch at
> > >
> > > http://git.goldelico.com/gta04-kernel.git
> > >
> > > and will look into that.
> > Well, it is just a dummy. No real work has been done to support the Letux
> > 400 in this kernel, but I would be happy to support such a project. Maybe
> > we could even rebase and jump forward to 4.0-rc6 :)
> We'll see. Unfortunately, quite a lot has happened since 126.96.36.199. :-)
> > > Is that likely to be a better approach than
> > > attempting to merge the changes to the 2.6.24 kernel into a later
> > > release?
> > The problem is that the jz4730 SoC isn’t supported by any official
> > kernel. Just the jz4740 SoC and they have quite some differences (but
> > similarities).
> > And, the documentation of the jz4730 did exist online but has disappeared
> > a while ago. So the first step would be to collect as much about the
> > SoC as possible.
> > Maybe you can find copies of
> > http://projects.kwaak.net/twiki/bin/view/Epc700/WebHome in some wayback
> > machine?
> There seem to be some documents that can be retrieved via archive.org and
> also elsewhere.
> > Or someone just reading this list has archived some (or all) documents?
> > I have uploaded what I had found a while ago:
> > http://download.goldelico.com/letux-400/files/
> Thanks for those. I think they will overlap what has already been found,
> it's always good to have another archive available.
> > The next step could be to extend the mips cpu support for the jz4730 in
> > the kernel.org arch/mips tree (unfortunately they are not yet on DT like
> > ARM which would make some things a little easier like formally describing
> > the SoC).
> That's what I've been led to believe regarding the device tree work but I'm
> not focusing on this myself. At the moment I'm trying to reuse work I've
> on other embedded-like systems for the user space software the minibook
> need. I'll try to keep you updated about both of these efforts. Is this
> mailing list the best place for that?
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