[RFC PATCH 0/1] Adding jh7100 SoC to defconfig

Drew Fustini drew at beagleboard.org
Wed Jun 23 11:50:43 PDT 2021

On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 09:45:52PM +0900, Akira Tsukamoto wrote:
> Would like to have comments for adding jh7100 SoC to defconfig.

Thanks for preparing this defconfig.

Let's refer to the SoC as StarFive JH7100 SoC [1] which is used in the
BeagleV Starlight JH7100 board [2].

> To make the upstream friendly, try to add as minimum as possible in
> arch/riscv/configs/defconfig required for beaglev-beta against the

Please use "BeagleV Starlight JH7100" instead of beaglev-beta.

> upstream defconfig. I might have added too much configs.
> Then the distro vendors could use:
> make defconfig beablev-fedora.config
> or
> make defconfig beablev-debian.config
> while distro vendors keeping beablev-fedora.config and
> beablev-debian.config in their own repositories to make one binary kernel
> which boots for all riscv boards.

Note about naming, BeagleV refers to any RISC-V board produced by
BeagleBoard.org and likely in the future will include other SoC

> Probably, it is not good practice to add a different defconfig file under
> arch/riscv/configs/ when each new riscv board comes out.

We currently have:


It seems like 'defconfig' supports the SiFive Unleashed board which
makes sense as it was the only board for a longtime:

  $ git grep -i sifive

I suppose the kconfig options needed for BeagleV Starlight JH7100 could
be added to 'defconfig' as long as there were no incompatibilities.  I
assume the k210 versions were added because that is a rather odd SoC
that has a non-supported MMU and thus runs in m-mode.


[1] https://github.com/starfive-tech/beaglev_doc/
[2] https://github.com/beagleboard/beaglev-starlight

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