Bug#930554: Please add support for Huawei's TaiShan server platform

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Bug#930554: Please add support for Huawei's TaiShan server platform

Steve McIntyre
Source: linux
Version: 4.19.28-2
Severity: important

Hi folks,

The TaiShan is an arm64 server made by Huawei, using the HiSilicon
1620 CPU. It's a nice big beast of a machine, with lots of cores,
memory etc. We've been loaned one to use (maybe as a buildd?), but at
the moment the Buster kernel doesn't support it out of the box.

I'm partway through a set of patches to enable it, turning on some
device drivers and backporting a few fixes. Patch coming very soon. It
would be very helpful to have this in our Buster release.

Cheers,

Steve

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_GB:en (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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Bug#930554: Please add support for Huawei's TaiShan server platform

Steve McIntyre
On Sat, Jun 15, 2019 at 01:19:08PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:

>Source: linux
>Version: 4.19.28-2
>Severity: important
>
>Hi folks,
>
>The TaiShan is an arm64 server made by Huawei, using the HiSilicon
>1620 CPU. It's a nice big beast of a machine, with lots of cores,
>memory etc. We've been loaned one to use (maybe as a buildd?), but at
>the moment the Buster kernel doesn't support it out of the box.
>
>I'm partway through a set of patches to enable it, turning on some
>device drivers and backporting a few fixes. Patch coming very soon. It
>would be very helpful to have this in our Buster release.

MR submitted:

https://salsa.debian.org/kernel-team/linux/merge_requests/151

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