De-orbit Allwinner A10/A20/A31 for 12.0
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed Jun 20 05:24:29 UTC 2018
On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 10:51 PM, Rodney W. Grimes <
freebsd-rwg at pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net> wrote:
> > So now that Kyle has volunteered to look after A20, I'd like to
> > continue this thread:
> > On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:32:48PM +0200, Emmanuel Vadot wrote:
> > > I want to remove A31 support for FreeBSD 12:
> > > - My A31 board (BananapiM1) just died today after a long time of being
> > > my arm32 reference board.
> > Is someone willing to pick up A31, or should we still phase it out?
> > > - I don't want the code to stay like the old 32 bits rockchip or
> > > amlogic code that can't even boot nowadays.
> > I think this would be a good time to drop support for things that have
> > gotten into this state. Do you have a complete list? Does anyone else
> > have any objections?
> > fwiw, I've updated the wiki to note that A20 will continue to be
> > supported, and A10 probably will be.
> Kyle Evans who stepped up to do the A20 has agreed to take on
> the A10 if I get him an appropriate board. We (Kyle and I) have
> come to the decision that this should be a CubieBoard 1. I
> am presently hunting the back dark corners for one, they are
> avaliable on ebay here and there for not too much money still
> as well.
I'm almost positive I have an A10 based board. It's either the CubieBoard
or the MarsBoard. Both of which are just very lightly re-warmed reference
Then again, they are only $50 on ebay.
The biggest issue I see is that it's the only Allwinner board to be single
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