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    First of all, big thanks to both Marvell and SolidRun for delivering this much needed board!

    I just got mine running:
    root@localhost:~# lscpu
    Architecture: aarch64
    Byte Order: Little Endian
    CPU(s): 4
    On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3
    Thread(s) per core: 1
    Core(s) per socket: 2
    Socket(s): 2
    CPU max MHz: 1300.0000
    CPU min MHz: 100.0000

    [ 0.344301] raid6: int64x1 gen() 913 MB/s
    [ 0.412316] raid6: int64x1 xor() 735 MB/s
    [ 0.480374] raid6: int64x2 gen() 1344 MB/s
    [ 0.548407] raid6: int64x2 xor() 1107 MB/s
    [ 0.616464] raid6: int64x4 gen() 1833 MB/s
    [ 0.684501] raid6: int64x4 xor() 1140 MB/s
    [ 0.752540] raid6: int64x8 gen() 2039 MB/s
    [ 0.820583] raid6: int64x8 xor() 1128 MB/s
    [ 0.888650] raid6: neonx1 gen() 1750 MB/s
    [ 0.956688] raid6: neonx1 xor() 1113 MB/s
    [ 1.024723] raid6: neonx2 gen() 2648 MB/s
    [ 1.092767] raid6: neonx2 xor() 1736 MB/s
    [ 1.160823] raid6: neonx4 gen() 3308 MB/s
    [ 1.228862] raid6: neonx4 xor() 2140 MB/s
    [ 1.296909] raid6: neonx8 gen() 3368 MB/s
    [ 1.364956] raid6: neonx8 xor() 2287 MB/s
    [ 1.364959] raid6: using algorithm neonx8 gen() 3368 MB/s

    Now, since my board’s u-boot seems slightly older than what is shown in the wiki, what’s the procedure for flashing the board’s ATF/u-boot?


    Wow, I’m jealous.

    I received mine 2 days ago and have not been able to get anything running on it. I was maybe incorrect in my understanding that there was an OS already installed, but it refuses to boot.

    Could you share which method you followed and which distro you used?



    I, too, thought there would be a busybox pre-installed on the emmc (that’s what the getting-started section of the wiki says) but apparently that’s not the case with the first batch.

    As re getting it going – I just followed these 3 sections of the BSP HowTo:
    * Build from source – Kernel (http://wiki.macchiatobin.net/tiki-index.php?page=Build+from+source+-+Kernel)
    * Creating Ubuntu filesystem (http://wiki.macchiatobin.net/tiki-index.php?page=Creating+Ubuntu+filesystem)
    * Boot from removable storage – Ubuntu (http://wiki.macchiatobin.net/tiki-index.php?page=Boot+from+removable+storage+-+Ubuntu)

    The first step – the kernel build, was done as a cross-build on an ubuntu x86-64 box. I originally wanted to do it natively on one of my A53 SBCs, but eventually decided I didn’t have the spare time ; )


    Forgot to mention one small detail: when doing the serial console connection (in my case over minicom), I had to turn off hardware flow control in minicom’s serial-port settings, otherwise I’d see the incoming traffic but I couldn’t send anything to the board. I don’t think that detail is mentioned in the wiki.

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