[pull][bionic] patches to boot bionic on hisilicon D06 ARM64 server reference board

Manoj Iyer manoj.iyer at canonical.com
Thu Mar 15 14:37:04 UTC 2018

On Thu, 15 Mar 2018, Seth Forshee wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 09, 2018 at 09:54:39AM -0600, Manoj Iyer wrote:
>> Please consider pulling the following patches that were cherry-picked from
>> 4.16-rc.  These patches are required to for Bionic to boot on the Hisilicon
>> D06 ARM64 server reference boards. The patches are to hisi_sas driver and
>> PCI subsystem. Please note there are 2 sauces patches to hisi_sas driver
>> that is required for the driver to detect the drives and be able to load as
>> a module, these are currently making its way upstream.
>> A test kernel is available at: ppa:manjo/uose. This kernel was touch tested
>> on Hisilicon D06, Hisilicon D05, and QDF2400 ARM64 servers. I ran the cert
>> tests on the D06 boards and got good results. No error messages in dmesg wrt
>> to the patches that were applied.
> I don't see anything too objectionable in this pull. You didn't say
> anything about regression testing on other architectures though, which I
> would like to see on account of the changes to common PM and PCI code.
> Could you do some smoke testing with other architectures to confirm
> there aren't any obvious regressions?

yes I can run cert on a amd64 box and report back to you. I will use the 
latest ppa:manjo/uose3 which has all three "groups" of patches applied.

> Thanks,
> Seth

Manoj Iyer
ARM Servers - Cloud

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