Openmoko kernel git branch request for Android patched kernel.

Sean McNeil sean at
Thu Oct 23 07:37:19 CEST 2008

Hi Andy,

I've been at a customer site all day, but will try to send you a patch
in a little while.

1) You don't need YAFFS2. It is used by Android because it is a lot
faster at startup.
2) Goldfish is the device name for the simulated armv5 target used with
qemu to run Android on a host.
3) I'm not sure about signed-off-by issues.

Again, I'll send you a clean patch. It isn't that bad.


Andy Green wrote:
> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | Hi Andy,
> |
> | If it's easier to just apply patches, there is a patch set located at:
> |
> |
> | They are split out into each file that gets patched and are the
> | differences between the Android 2.6.24 branch and the vanilla 2.6.24
> | branch. They were done a little while ago, so I'm not sure if they are
> | stale or not.
> |
> | When I had patched them, there was only one file that wouldn't patch,
> | and it was fairly straightforward.
> |
> | If you have difficulty with it, or have questions, please let me know.
> I eyeballed them but wow it's a bit of a patchbomb.
> Yaffs I heard was needed so I guess we have to take that on.
> What is the deal with this "goldfish virtual platform"?
> Also I'm pretty sure Sean McNeil has been working with more recent
> kernel like 2.6.26, I wait to see what he has to say before studying
> these patches further.
> There's also a problem that we can really do with a signed-off-by,
> these are raw diffs.
> -Andy

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