Kernel 4.8

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Spectre660
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Kernel 4.8

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Sam460ex 4.8.0 kernel .
(Boot via U-boot shell from USB thumb drive or tftp server)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k6lkx87qkxnbg ... ar.gz?dl=0

USB boot .img
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/542 ... _4.8.0.img
Sam460ex : Radeon Rx550 Single slot Video Card : SIL3112 SATA card
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Re: Kernel 4.8

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Tested kernel using TFTP and loaded fine.

javierdlr@Sam460ex:~$ uname -a
Linux Sam460ex 4.8.0-sam460ex-jm #1 PREEMPT Wed Oct 5 09:46:30 AST 2016 ppc ppc ppc GNU/Linux


Any other test you need I can do?

THX for all SAM460 linux support. Awesome work mate!!!!!

BTW main diffs. between this 4.8.x kernel and 4.4.x? Any benefits of using 4.4.x instead of 4.8.x?
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Re: Kernel 4.8

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Thanks .

The 4.4 branch is a long term with support up to Feb 2018.
Also the real time clock works properly .
From the 4.6 branch onwards I have had to leave out the real time clock support because of an oops.

javierdlr wrote:Tested kernel using TFTP and loaded fine.

javierdlr@Sam460ex:~$ uname -a
Linux Sam460ex 4.8.0-sam460ex-jm #1 PREEMPT Wed Oct 5 09:46:30 AST 2016 ppc ppc ppc GNU/Linux


Any other test you need I can do?

THX for all SAM460 linux support. Awesome work mate!!!!!

BTW main diffs. between this 4.8.x kernel and 4.4.x? Any benefits of using 4.4.x instead of 4.8.x?
Sam460ex : Radeon Rx550 Single slot Video Card : SIL3112 SATA card
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Re: Kernel 4.8

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Spectre660 wrote:Thanks .

The 4.4 branch is a long term with support up to Feb 2018.
Also the real time clock works properly .
From the 4.6 branch onwards I have had to leave out the real time clock support because of an oops.
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So better, for daily use kernel 4.4.x and for testing pourposes the 4.8.x (until a new LTS kernel shows up)?
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