Re: [GIT PULL 0/5] ARM: SoC: changes for v5.9

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Aug 05 2020 - 15:45:28 EST


> Thanks for all the kind words, I really appreciate it.

Thanks for good work :-).

> >My impression is that the newly added phones are still fairly rudimentary,
> >but some others that were added in the past releases have gotten
> >further. I don't know any details, but I've added Konrad to Cc, he can
> >comment on his work.
> Thanks for adding me. The Sony sdm630/6 phones are shaping up really
> well, but most of the work is not upstreamed yet mainly due to SMMU
> maintainers not liking Qualcomm code and looking for cleaner
> solutions. As time progresses, more things will see the light of the
> upstream. The current-ish progress can be seen on my github [1]. And
> much more is yet to come.
> Regarding msm8992/4, there is a need for the 20nm DSI PHY driver. It
> exists for every other gen of qcom SoCs since 2013, but due to low
> interest in these platforms, this specific one never got there. I
> tried emailing the person who wrote most of the present ones, but
> gmail told me the mail didn't exist :shrug:.

I won't pretend to understand all this. Do you normally have modems

> >> Should we have some kind of linux-phones mailing list? There is quite a lot of
> >> stuff common in phones.
> >PostmarketOS is probably the right place to look for this.
> First of all: postmarketOS, not PostmarketOS :P
> I would actually say that's incorrect. With the release of the
> PinePhone and the Librem 5, the Linux mobile community has entered its
> heyday and plenty mobile-oriented distributions have arisen (for
> example Mobian, Manjaro ARM, Pure OS-ARM etc.) and some have gotten
> more attention than before (think Ubuntu Touch, Maemo Leste). pmOS is
> only one of many.
> The current thing to do is every distro maintains their own kernel (or
> over 100 like in pmOS, which is terrible for the poor CI :/) and only
> a small percentage of patches end up being upstreamed for various
> reasons (clean-ness of the code, will of the maintainers, time
> constraints..). As time goes, we're gonna see more stuff being
> added.

I did not know how popular PinePhone is. Does it currently have useful
battery life?

Would something like phone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx be useful for low-level

Best regards,

(cesky, pictures)

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