Re: FreeBSD for new SOC

From: Sleep Walker <s199p.wa1k9r_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 15:09:11 +0300
Yes, I know that, I will try to experiment with the old code


чт, 15 июл. 2021 г. в 14:43, Ganbold Tsagaankhuu <ganbold_at_gmail.com>:

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> On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 7:23 PM Sleep Walker <s199p.wa1k9r_at_gmail.com>
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>> Hello FreeBSD ARM community!
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>> I would like to discuss one issue.
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>> A lot of devices have already been sold in the world on Amlogic
>> processors.
>> These are SBCs and VIDEO consoles.
>> But they all run on Andriod or Linux. No FreeBSD support ;-).
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>> If it had been, the user community would have grown a lot, FreeBSD would
>> have grown in popularity, and the number of testers and committers would
>> have increased.
>> This would make FreeBSD for ARM even more stable.
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>> What are your thoughts on porting FreeBSD to Amlogic?
>> Such attempts have been made before
>> https://github.com/tomtor/image-freebsd-c2
>> NetBSD supports multiple SBCs on Amlogic
>> http://www.armbsd.org/arm/
>> Why don't we add this support too?
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> Amlogic support was removed last November since there wasn't anyone who
> could maintain amlogic related codes:
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> https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=367993
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> Ganbold
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>> I know several Chinese manufacturers who would be happy to send samples
>> of their products to developers.
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>> I recently received a RADXA ZERO on Amlogic S905Y2 as a free samples
>> https://wiki.radxa.com/Zero/hardware
>> https://forum.radxa.com/t/introduce-the-radxa-zero/6550
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>> It is a very interesting and tiny device, it comes with Android
>> pre-installed on eMMC,
>> not even Mainline Linux support yet.
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>> I've been studying FreeBSD for ARM for two years now and really want to
>> learn
>> add support for new SOCs to FreeBSD.
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>> I now have 3 SOCs to add
>> 1) Pine64 Quartz64,
>> 2) Radxa Zero
>> 3) First Russian ARM SOC - BAIKAL-M
>> https://www.baikalelectronics.com/products/338/
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>> In all three variants, I have the necessary equipment.
>> And I have a great desire to learn.
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>> I have already written a USB driver for BAIKAL-M and am successfully
>> booting the system in multi-user mode.
>> The results can be viewed here https://pkg.personalbsd.org/baikal/
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>> It succeeded because many devices on BAIKAL-M use fixed-clock and
>> everything is built on DesignWare IP.
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>> But I stopped at the need to write a clock driver necessary for Ethernet
>> and PCIe to work.
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>> If anyone would agree to advise me, I would be extremely grateful.
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>> I am willing to provide access to BAIKAL-M but ssh (since USB Ethernet
>> works)
>> for easier collaboration and learning.
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>> Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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>> I am extremely interested in participating in the FreeBSD porting project
>> to the new SOC because I want to contribute to the popularization of
>> FreeBSD.
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>> --
>> Yours faithfully,
>> Sergey Tyuryukanov
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