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From: "Val Kondratenko" <>
To: Fabio Estevam <>
Cc: ""
Subject: Re: [meta-freescale] Safe to upgrade to a Community BSP?
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:21:43 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <BN6P132MB0068F8700ADAC061B206BC9AE1359@BN6P132MB0068.NAMP132.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Just, also sent an e-mail in response to Otavio on this.
Thanks for quick responses!!!

Using imx7d:

I noticed (as I am attempting to apply patches we use), that /arch/arm/mach-imx/cpuidle-imx7d.c exists in the 5.4.X.imx version we are currently using, but is not present in 5.12.  But mach-imx7d.c is.
 Will I have to add files (via patches) to fully support imx7d vs. what we had in the freescale 5.4.X.imx release?

Thanks a ton,

-----Original Message-----
From: Fabio Estevam <> 
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2021 4:14 PM
To: Val Kondratenko <>
Subject: Re: [meta-freescale] Safe to upgrade to a Community BSP?

Hi Val,

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 9:34 AM Val Kondratenko <> wrote:
> I recently got tasked with upgrading linux kernel (which we get from freescale), to fix some vulnerabilities.
> I am new to this, with all engineers with previous experience in this area no longer with company.
> To fix the vulnerabilities, will need to upgrade to kernel rev 5.12.
> Noticed that only a community branch of this (5.12.x+fslc) is available.   Latest freescale (imx) releases/branches are still at 5.4.
> I do so, my organization has previously used on freescale/imx releases.
> Is it generally safe to use the community releases?  Have their problems with bugs/instabilities with them?

Yes, it is a good approach to move to a mainline kernel.

One important aspect to consider is what is the i.MX SoC that you are using.

imx28/imx5/imx6/imx7 have decent support in the upstream kernel.
imx8m/imx8mm are getting better.

imx8qxp has a minimum support upstream in 5.12.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-10 20:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 19+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-10 12:34 Safe to upgrade to a Community BSP? Val Kondratenko
2021-06-10 19:43 ` [meta-freescale] " Otavio Salvador
2021-06-10 20:18   ` Val Kondratenko
2021-06-10 21:11     ` Fabio Estevam
2021-06-11 15:12       ` Val Kondratenko
2021-06-11 16:19         ` Fabio Estevam
2021-06-11 16:42           ` Val Kondratenko
2021-07-09 19:22           ` Val Kondratenko
2021-06-23 17:48       ` Val Kondratenko
2021-06-23 20:05         ` Fabio Estevam
     [not found]       ` <>
2021-06-25 17:53         ` Val Kondratenko
2021-06-25 18:11           ` Fabio Estevam
2021-06-29 20:03             ` Val Kondratenko
2021-07-06 14:29               ` Val Kondratenko
     [not found]         ` <>
2021-06-25 18:28           ` Val Kondratenko
2021-07-09 19:08   ` Val Kondratenko
2021-06-10 20:14 ` Fabio Estevam
2021-06-10 20:21   ` Val Kondratenko [this message]
2021-07-07 11:48 ` Val Kondratenko

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