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Linux for Amlogic Meson

Welcome to the wiki for the growing Linux development community around Amlogic Meson SoCs.

This community is focused around getting Meson SoCs well-supported by mainline Linux and mainline Linux distributions.

This wiki is not endorsed by or affiliated with Amlogic, Inc.

Not for end users - yet!

As we have a lot of work to do before we reach our goals, this wiki is not really suitable for end users yet - there are plenty of forum communities that offer disjunct Linux/Android spins with XBMC that you may be looking for.

Instead, we use this wiki as an information archive for those developers who are working collaboratively to bring Amlogic support to the existing Linux/open-source codebases and communities.

Target hardware

Current upstreaming efforts are focused around the S905 SoC (from the Meson GXBB family). Secondarily there are also some efforts around the S805 SoC (Meson8b), and the AML7826MX (Meson6) since they are widespread in many consumer products.

Kernel mainlining progress

v4.7

  • MesonGXBB pin control support
  • earlycon support in serial driver
  • Initial device trees for Amlogic reference boards P200 and P201 (S905)
  • Initial device tree for Hardkernel ODROID-C2 (S905)

v4.6

  • Initial GXBB family support (clocks, serial)
  • Initial device trees for Tronsmart Vega S95 (S905)

v4.5

  • Meson8b watchdog support / Reboot
  • ODROID-C1 status LED support
  • Serial driver bugfixes

v4.4

  • Initial Meson8b device trees for Hardkernel ODROID-C1 (S805) and Tronfy MXQ (S805)

v4.2

  • Clock controller driver added

v4.1

  • MINIX NEO X8 board support (M8-S802)
  • Meson8b GPIO & pin control driver added

v4.0

  • Meson6/Meson8 GPIO & pin control driver added

v3.19

  • Core Meson8 support added
  • I2C driver added
  • SPI flash driver added
  • IR remote control driver added
  • L2 cache enabled

v3.18

  • Core Meson6 support added
  • Geniatech ATV1200 board support (AML8726-MX)
  • UART driver added
  • Watchdog driver added
  • Timer/clocksource driver added
  • Ethernet controller enabled with glue added to stmmac driver

HowTo

To compile the 32-bit mainline kernel:

# make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- multi_v7_defconfig
# make ARCH=arm CROSS_COMPILE=arm-linux-gnueabihf- LOADADDR=0x00208000 uImage dtbs

To boot the 32-bit kernel using the shipped U-Boot:

# mmcinfo
# fatload mmc 0:1 0x21000000 uImage
# fatload mmc 0:1 0x22000000 rootfs.cpio.uboot
# fatload mmc 0:1 0x21800000 meson8b-mxq.dtb
# setenv bootargs "console=ttyAML0,115200"
# bootm 0x21000000 0x22000000 0x21800000

To compile the 64-bit mainline kernel:

# make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- defconfig
# make ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- Image dtbs
# mkimage -A arm64 -O linux -T kernel -C none -a 0x1080000 -e 0x1080000 -n linux-next -d arch/arm64/boot/Image ../uImage

To boot the 64-bit kernel using the shipped U-Boot:

# fatload mmc 0:1 0x01080000 uImage
# fatload mmc 0:1 $dtb_mem_addr meson-gxbb-vega-s95-telos.dtb
# bootm 0x1080000 - $dtb_mem_addr

WiP

  • SMP (Carlo Caione / ccaione)
  • MMC (Carlo Caione / ccaione)
  • GPIO IRQ (Carlo Caione / ccaione)

Development resources

Our main source of information is the open source kernel code and Linux SDK published by Amlogic.

A partial S805 SoC manual and a partial S905 SoC manual has been published by Hardkernel.

Based on the Amlogic kernel code, these git trees also contain some interesting developments:

Community

  • Our IRC channel is #linux-amlogic on Freenode
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