Linux kernel updates and v6.0

Tao Ren rentao.bupt at
Mon Oct 24 11:07:58 AEDT 2022

Hi Joel,

Finally I added v6.0 to Meta/Facebook OpenBMC repository. Instead of
making a copy of dev-6.0 (like what I did before), I create a recipe to
fetch kernel from your repository directly this time. In other word, we
are sharing the same kernel tree now.

Thanks again for maintaining the tree, and it is very helpful. BTW, I
may ask your help to backport some upstream patches in the future :)



On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 06:34:53AM +0000, Joel Stanley wrote:
> Hello OpenBMC,
> We've been using the v5.15 kernel as a base for almost 11 months. In
> that time there's been 16 bumps to pull in stable fixes. We have
> merged about 300 patches in that time to support new machines, and new
> hardware, including MCTP, nct6775, lm25066, aspeed-adc and aspeed's
> spi-nor devices.
> It's time to move to a new base to ensure progress is made on our
> mission to upstream all of the support. By rebasing on a new kernel
> release we can see what work has been done, and what remains. Since
> v5.15 we have upstream support for:
>  - PECI, thanks to Jae and Iwona
>  - MCTP, thanks to Jermey and Matt
>  - spi-nor, thanks to Cédric
>  - nct6775 i2c and lm25066, thanks to Zev
>  - ast2600 adc, thanks to Billy
>  - ast2600 gfx, thanks to Tommy
> and others I have missed.
> In addition to the ASPEED changes the Nuvton hackers have been hard at
> work. We now have support for their latest generation  Cortex-A35 BMC,
> the npcm845 "Arbel" and it's eval board. Likewise the HPE "GXP"
> Cortex-A9 ASIC now has upstream support. Congratulations to both teams
> for this work.
> I have prepared a v6.0 tree that contains backports of the FSI and
> Aspeed v6.1 patches, and a small set of existing patches. I will
> publish this on Monday, or once v6.0 final has been tagged.
> As promised the last time we rebased, the Nuvoton patches that have
> not seen any updates since they were merged in 2019 have been dropped.
> They are welcome to be resubmitted as long as they are also being
> worked on upstream.
> Please address any future patches to the dev-6.0 tree.
> Cheers,
> Joel

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