Re: PINE64 STAR64 [and now: new board available now]

From: Jessica Clarke <>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 09:07:52 UTC
On 2 Dec 2022, at 09:04, Milan Obuch <> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2022 01:52:33 +0200
> Tomek CEDRO <> wrote:
>> Thank you PINE64 Team for the update on STAR64 board release date :-)
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> Hi,
> While Star64 is not yet available, it would be nice if someone more
> knowledgeable could do some preliminary evaluation from FreeBSD side,
> i.e. how much work would it make to run FreeBSd on the board.
> Good starting point is wiki page,,
> where links to documents for various parts used could be found. Most
> interesting would be datasheet for StarFive JH1170 SoC, I think. No
> idea how detailed it is.
> Today there is new board avalable for purchase, Ox64, really small one,
> for US$ 6 and US$ 8... So one quick question - is 64 MB RAM enough for
> FreeBSD on RISC-V architecture? It would be really great for small
> devices (something like IoT, sensors, etc.), even if it could be
> limited somehow.

It uses the C906 which willingly violates the RISC-V spec and would need
“errata” handling to work, aside from the memory question.