On 1/9/20 10:56 AM, Peter Robinson wrote:
> I know that the RPi 4 is not currently supported in Fedora, while
we wait for upstream kernel support for the new Broadcom BCM2711 SOC.
> However, I now see that there is some support for the BCM2711 in kernel 5.5, and I
also see that kernel 5.5 is in rawhide.
It's been worked on.
> Thus, I'm wondering if that is sufficient to start talking about Fedora on the
It's being worked upon. Ultimately I don't tend to talk about it
widely because most Raspberry Pi users complain if it's not perfect
with accelerated graphics and a whole bunch of other features and I
end up with more support requests than I can cope with.
I understand - I recognize that this is a new chip, and it will take some time for full
support to make it into the upstream kernel. I certainly don't want to add any work
or hassle for anyone.
> I'm currently running Manjaro on my RPi 4, because they have
an aarch64 version, and I wanted an aarch64 machine to experiment with.
> I'm not sure if the Fedora ARM team plans to support both 32-bit and 64-bit mode
on the RPi 4, so any information about that would be appreciated.
Well I do most of the RPi enablement, and yes, it's intended to
support it in similar ways to the way we support the RPi 2/3 devices.
> I'm interested in helping out. If there is something I can do, please let me
What are your capabilities to help out? Are you a kernel developer,
user space developer etc?
In the past I had done some kernel driver and u-boot work, mostly for Freescale PowerPC
chips on proprietary boards. I currently have a few Wandboards with some custom hardware
added, running yocto (an ntp clock and a weather station project), so I am familiar with
device trees on ARM.
I don't have access to anything beyond the public documentation for the RPi 4.
I'm not sure how the Fedora ARM images are generated, but in the past I used lorax and
pungi to generate respins of CentOS 7.