TOR-133: Linux 5.4 for IMX8?


according to TOR-133, the Linux version was updated to 5.4. I’ve just installed the nightly Torizon build on my Apalis IMX8QM, but uname -a gives

Linux apalis-imx8-06548437 4.14.170-4.0.0-devel+git.af79b7f17440 #1-TorizonCore SMP PREEMPT Thu Jun 18 12:29:14 UTC 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

I expected to see kernel version 5.4…to which SoMs does TOR-133 apply? Unfortunately, the description doesn’t state anything.

Best Regards,

Greetings @m.sauer,

Apologies but when that item was added to the release notes it wasn’t clear to which modules it applies too. As of current this applies to the older more matured i.MX modules like, i.MX6/7. As you found out the i.MX8 is still on a 4.14 kernel due to it being rather new and the work on a more recent kernel still in progress for it. In the future we plan to update the kernel for this module to 5.4 as well. Please keep an eye out for this.

Best Regards,