About the Reference Linaro Confectionary Release for Juno (Multi-arch 64-bit)
This Reference Linaro Confectionary Release is based on the Marshmallow
android-6.0.1_r16 branch. This build is a userdebug variant
build, which contains multi-arch support allowing full use of the
64-bit ARMv8-A architecture, supports both 64-bit and 32-bit
applications and has selinux enabled by default.
This build uses the Linaro ARM Landing team kernel which is
based on the Android flavour of Linaro Stable Kernel version 3.18
with UEFI support. and includes the ARM Mali drivers for 3D graphics
acceleration and UEFI support.
The sources are built using AOSP GCC 4.9 version for both 64bit and 32bit.
To switch to permissive mode, pass “androidboot.selinux=permissive” as
the boot parameter in the UEFI bootargs configuration.
The Android AOSP software provided in this release is functionally
tested with CTS version 6.0 R3 and the CTS results are shared with
members, some benchmarks were run to observe the performance trend
in various fields as well.
Sources are also made available so you can build your own images
(see the Building from Source tab).
What is new
- Android source updated to base on android-6.0.1_r16 version
- Updated to new Mali version r9p0-05rel0 with new license which allows these to be redistributed under the same terms they are received.
- Enabled the cpusets feature both for kernel and android side
- Update to use CTS 6.0 R3 for test
About the Android flavour of Linaro Stable Kernel (LSK)
The kernel used by Linaro Confectionary Release is based on the Android
flavour of Linaro Stable Kernel (LSK), which is produced, validated and
released by Linaro and is based on the Linux stable kernel tree.
The LSK focuses on quality and stability and is therefore a great
foundation for product development. It also includes backports of
commonly desired features, provided they meet the quality requirements,
and also any bug fixes.
Sources are also made available so you can build your own images (see
'Building from Source’).
Subscribe to the important Linaro mailing lists and join our IRC
channels to stay on top of Linaro development.
- Linaro Android Development 'Mailing list’
- Linaro Android IRC channel on irc.freenode.net at #linaro-android
- Bug reports should be filed in 'Bugzilla’ under “Linaro Android” product and “Reference Linaro Confectionery Release (R-LCR)” component.
- You will need to login to your Linaro account. If you do not have an account or are having problems, email email@example.com for help.
- More general bug reports should be filed in Bugzilla against the individual packages that are affected.
- Questions? 'ask linaro’
- Interested in commercial support? inquire at 'Linaro Support’
Android Patch Summary
There are patches developed by ARM and Linaro engineering teams were applied
to get Android booting to UI on the ARMv8-A Juno development platform.
These patches can be found on Linaro’s Android Git repositories
via file MARSHMALLOW-RLCR-PATCHSET and juno-m-workarounds.
Some of these patches have been submitted to AOSP and are being tracked
Any patches can be contributed through the instructions described Here
Known Issues and Limitations
- Lack of audio support may cause apps using audio to hang
- HDLCD is not well supported yet
- OpenCL support is not present at this time and will be enabled in a future release
The following known issues are present in this release. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to know more information about these issues or have access problems when attempting to view them.
|Bug ID||Bug title||Bug summary|
|Bug 1460||Gearses2eclair shows up poor graphics performance on Juno||Poor performance happens very rarely|
|Bug 1131||glslparser test suite failure on Juno||Mali drivers do not score well in this test, needs investigation|
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Get linaro image tools
Run following commands to install the linaro-image-tools package and dependencies:
$ wget -O - http://repo.linaro.org/ubuntu/linarorepo.key|sudo apt-key add - $ sudo echo "deb http://repo.linaro.org/ubuntu/linaro-tools trusty main" >>/etc/apt/sources.list $ sudo echo "deb-src http://repo.linaro.org/ubuntu/linaro-tools trusty main" >>/etc/apt/sources.list $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install linaro-image-tools
Change 'trusty’ in the instructions to whichever distro release you want packages for.
For details you can reference the “Linaro Repositories” page here
If you’re using a “tip” build then we suggest you use the tip of linaro-image-tools:
$ git clone http://git.linaro.org/ci/linaro-image-tools.git
Flash Linaro tarball images on USB drive
Please make sure you specified the right USB drive path you see from the dmesg log for following steps,
or you could erase your hard drive with the wrong parameter.
Insert USB drive into your PC, and flash the image files with the linaro-android-media-create command:
$ linaro-android-media-create --mmc /dev/sdX --image_size 2000M --dev vexpress --system system.tar.bz2 --userdata userdata.tar.bz2 --boot boot.tar.bz2
If you’re using tip of linaro image tools
$ ./linaro-image-tools/linaro-android-media-create --mmc /dev/sdX --image_size 2000M --dev vexpress --system system.tar.bz2 --userdata userdata.tar.bz2 --boot boot.tar.bz2
Configure Juno boot time UEFI configuration
Stop at UEFI prompt and select the Shell item, it will boot up directly for you.
Accessing Source Code
Linaro Android Source Code
Download the Android building script linaro_android_build_cmds.sh for this build
from the list of artifacts listed above, and run it.
This script will help to download the entire source code for both Android and
the kernel and attempt to build it.
Most commonly used options for linaro_android_build_cmds.sh:
$ ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -h #To print the script usage $ ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -t #To build from the tip of the branch without overlay $ ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -t -o <overlay> #To build from the tip of the branch with provided overlay $ ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -m <pinned_manifest> -o <overlay> #To reproduce an exact build from pinned manifest $ ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -t -l <login-id> #Provide login/access ID to clone and build code from linaro-private repositories
The pinned manifest(pinned-manifest.xml(?) and source manifest(source-manifest.xml) can be found from the list of artifacts
Compiling Linaro Android RootFS+Kernel
The following simple steps download, install and compile a complete Linaro Android distribution
- Download and install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit or newer (download)
- Download the Android building script for this build from the list of artifacts listed above
- Run the script
Build from the tip of the source:
chmod a+x linaro_android_build_cmds.sh ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -t
Or reproduce the exactly the same as this buid:
chmod a+x linaro_android_build_cmds.sh ./linaro_android_build_cmds.sh -m pinned-manifest.xml
Installing Android on your board
cd android/out/target/product/juno sudo linaro-android-media-create --mmc /dev/sdX --dev vexpress --boot boot.tar.bz2 --system system.tar.bz2 --userdata userdata.tar.bz2
Insert the USB drive into your board and reboot it. You must configure UEFI each time you create a new disk image.