[Lenny400] [Mipsbook-devel] Kernel git

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Thu Apr 9 19:08:55 CEST 2015

On Wednesday 8. April 2015 21.44.59 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> Am 08.04.2015 um 21:34 schrieb Steve Arnold <esteve at gentoogeek.org>:
> > 
> > There is a device tree compiler tool called dtc; I think it depends
> > on the kernel and/or config,
> Yes, it is included in the kernel tree and the kernel makefile takes care
> of building dtc and call it.
> > but it's usually an additional "make"
> > after making a kernel image (and like lzop it's also an external
> > dependency you might not see until you get an error message).
> Just
> ARCH=mips make minipc_defconfig uImage dtbs
> INSTALL_MOD_PATH=${INSTALL_MOD_PATH} modules modules_install
> Results will appear in arch/mips/boot/dts

Yes, this seems to work. Thanks to both of you for the hint!

On the topic of the gta04-kernel DT files, they seem to be less developed than 
the ones in the following branch:


Currently, I'm investigating the state of this tree and seeing if it can build 
usable kernels for the Ben NanoNote. If so, there may be some potential in 
merging or adopting the jz4740 support from that tree for any jz4730 support, 
although I suspect that I may need to expand the jz4740 definition first, 
perhaps looking at the jz4770 definition to see how some things are done.


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