ACK/Cmnt: [RFC][PULL][JAMMY/starfive-5.17] New derivative starfive

Andrea Righi andrea.righi at
Wed Jun 1 10:15:04 UTC 2022

On Wed, Jun 01, 2022 at 10:30:32AM +0100, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> A new derivative kernel has been prepared linux-starfive-5.17
> targetting boards with StarFive SoCs like the VisionFive board, but
> possibly other ones as well. It is based on Alexandre's work &
> hwe-5.17 kernel.
> It is pushed into linux-riscv repository, starfive-5.17-next branch
> Packages for it are building in the build PPA and should be available
> by end of the week.
> The matching kernel-series.yaml commit is at
> This crank is based off Ubuntu-hwe-5.17-5.17.0-8.8~22.04.4 which has
> stable patches applied up to 5.17.9. I see that stable patches up to
> 5.17.11 are applied in the hwe-5.17 repo, but cranky rebase was not
> picking those up without a tag. Not sure if I should have crated a
> tracker + tag in the hwe-5.17 repo to pick up 5.17.11 patches.
> For kinetic, the plan is to build this kernel as a forwardport, or
> figure out if Emil will be able to help with rebasing these things.
> Please review all packaging, config, and patch changes introduced in
> this new derivative kernel.
> The following changes since commit 6563a70330d03f48e70958eb94710a6885e48751:
>   UBUNTU: Ubuntu-hwe-5.17-5.17.0-8.8~22.04.4 (2022-05-20 12:12:43 +0200)
> are available in the Git repository at:

The kernel cranking part looks good, about the pathces, there's a lot of
code to review and a lot of SAUCE patches, as mentioned by Paolo it'd be
nice to specify a reference / provenance of those patches, to better
understand how to maintain them and/or check for new versions/fixes in
the future.

Apart than that:

Acked-by: Andrea Righi <andrea.righi at>

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