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  • Independent Developers Tackling Snapdragon 630/660 SoC Support For The Upstream Linux Kernel

    Phoronix: Independent Developers Tackling Snapdragon 630/660 SoC Support For The Upstream Linux Kernel

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 is approaching four years old and the Snapdragon 630 a bit younger than that, but these mobile phone SoCs may soon find renewed life on the upstream Linux kernel thanks to the work of community developers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...SDM660-Patches

  • #2
    Thanks for covering this

    It's also worth to mention that the patch series enables support for SDM636 (a mildly cut-down 660) and possibly SDM658 (*literally* 660 with 2 cores disabled), though nobody has the hardware to test the latter one.

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    • #3
      I got really excited, then I realized my phone has a 665. Now I has , though optimistic about the future

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      • #4
        Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
        I got really excited, then I realized my phone has a 665. Now I has , though optimistic about the future
        Sony has a device with sm6125 (SDM665) so in future it will at 99% run mainline when we get to that platform.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Haxk20 View Post

          Sony has a device with sm6125 (SDM665) so in future it will at 99% run mainline when we get to that platform.
          Nice. Thanks for the response.

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          • #6
            Nice work by all these people and companies involved.
            Too bad that there is close to no work done on other SoCs than Qualcomms Snapdragon.
            I guess that limits the possible mobile devices one can buy safely in the future

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            • #7
              The fairphone 3 is running the 632 snapdragon. I hope it will be supported by linux, an ethical phone with a nice OS would be awesome.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bemerk View Post
                Nice work by all these people and companies involved.
                Too bad that there is close to no work done on other SoCs than Qualcomms Snapdragon.
                I guess that limits the possible mobile devices one can buy safely in the future
                No companies were involved.
                It is only the community developers.

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                • #9
                  For this particular soc, but in general for current Qualcomm socs you see linaro, Google, Qualcomm and other companies posting patches.
                  Too bad that Samsung isn't working harder on Exynos and Hisilicon could also do more for Kirin.
                  For these the community isn't there either in visible quantities.
                  Last edited by bemerk; 09-27-2020, 01:41 PM.

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                  • #10
                    isn't it ironic how the big silicon companies do a sh1t for linux support and it's up to volunteers to clean the mess up, reverse engineer missing bits and bring it upstream?

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