ARM64 – Hikey Success, with Linux-Next..

After some time, I decided to test the latest ‘Linux-Next’ with the 96Boards HiSilicon Hikey, and – this time – it booted successfully (headless), with networking..

Fedora 24 (Twenty Four)
Kernel 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 on an aarch64 (ttyAMA0)
.......................
# uname -a
Linux rghikey 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jun 28 22:34:10 EDT 2016 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

Still not completely stable, as polkitd kept throwing a translation fault every time I used dnf..

Error getting authority: Error initializing authority: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1: Timeout was reached (g-io-error-quark, 24)
Console:..
[ 77.362100] polkitd[1238]: unhandled level 0 translation fault (11) at 0x7fffb010c040, esr 0x92000004
[ 77.371406] pgd = ffff80003a0ef000
[ 77.374885] [7fffb010c040] *pgd=0000000000000000
[ 77.379536]
[ 77.381073] CPU: 7 PID: 1238 Comm: polkitd Not tainted 4.7.0-rc5-next-20160628 #1
[ 77.388616] Hardware name: HiKey Development Board (DT)
[ 77.393886] task: ffff80003af2d400 ti: ffff800039e08000 task.ti: ffff800039e08000
[ 77.401427] PC is at 0xffffb20e7410
[ 77.404926] LR is at 0xffffb207ba74
[ 77.408420] pc : [<0000ffffb20e7410>] lr : [<0000ffffb207ba74>] pstate: 80000000
[ 77.415822] sp : 0000ffffdb6fa3f0
[ 77.419143] x29: 0000ffffdb6fa7f0 x28: 0000aaaadb404a60
[ 77.424504] x27: 0000aaaadb403120 x26: 0000ffffdb6fa4f0
[ 77.429832] x25: 00007fffb010c040 x24: 0000aaaadb4036a8
[ 77.435160] x23: 0000000000000000 x22: 0000000000000000
[ 77.440496] x21: 0000000000000008 x20: 0000ffffb228c000
[ 77.445825] x19: 0000ffffb228c000 x18: 0000000000000014
[ 77.451155] x17: 0000ffffb20aa738 x16: 0000ffffb228c248
[ 77.456529] x15: 0000000000000020 x14: 0000000000000000
[ 77.461858] x13: 0000000000000000 x12: 0000000000000000
[ 77.467190] x11: 0000000000000000 x10: 0000000000000065
[ 77.472528] x9 : 0000ffffb22991c8 x8 : 0000ffffb2298ca0
[ 77.477861] x7 : 000000000000001b x6 : 0000000000000008
[ 77.483194] x5 : 0000aaaadb4049b0 x4 : 0000000000000000
[ 77.488543] x3 : 0000000000000001 x2 : 0000ffffb275ec60
[ 77.493879] x1 : 0000aaaadb3fee70 x0 : 00007fffb010c040
[ 77.499214]
[ 79.945177] ax88179_178a 1-1.2:1.0 eth0: ax88179 - Link status is: 1

Still, dnf completed successfully, despite this..

This is – so far – the only SoC system I have that boots using grub, but I should be getting a couple of Intel Atom-based systems soon, and I am assuming that these will do the same..    Delivery dates are ‘uncertain’, at present..

Robert Gadsdon.   June 28, 2016.


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