[Arm-netbook] "allwinner's A10" codenamed "sun4i crane", linux kernel v2.6.36 patch available

Gordan Bobic gordan at bobich.net
Sun Nov 13 23:55:49 GMT 2011

On 11/13/2011 08:23 AM, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Hello Gordan Bobic,
> Am 2011-11-12 22:38:43, hacktest Du folgendes herunter:
>>   The problem is that the "industry" cannot expect to be taken seriously
>>   if they exhibit a fire-and-forget attitude. Companies like Marvell and
>>   Nvidia are putting a lot of effort into making sure their CPUs are
>>   supported in the mainline. In the process of porting RHEL6 to ARM, I
>>   have found a LOT of patches from people at Marvell to make various
>>   Fedora/RH packages build/work on ARM. A SoC manufacturer that isn't
>>   prepared to put in that much effort cannot expect to be taken seriously
>>   because it is clear they aren't taking the OSS community seriously. It
>>   cuts both ways.
> Even if I need a Fscking NDA with Marvel, the support is 1A.
> Also I have an Application Engineer from my Distributor which is an  Ex-
> Marvel-Employee...  Fortunately he know, what he is talking about!
>>   The problem is that it is the end user that gets screwed because they
>>   end up with a futureless device.
> :-/
>>   Try about 10 if you want front-loading 2.5in disks in 1U. 5 if you want
>>   the PCMCIA cards to be front-loaded too.
> I have a Chinese Manufacturer which build 2"5  Dual-SATA  Racks  in  the
> size of a Floppy-Drive. I have disassembled it to use only one SATA-Disk
> and put in the place of the second SATA-Drive the PCB.
> So, you an get a compact Server including one SATA Disk in the  size  of
> WxHxD 100x25x135mm.  However, I will try  to  rebuild  the  outer  frame
> (maing it longer) to leave the 2 SATA drives and put the PCB behind  the
> SATA Drives.  Also there will be enough place to use SO-DIMM.
> This mean, I can use a standard 3U with up to  16  compact  Mini-Servers
> and each 2 SATA/SAS Drives.
> Any comments?

Sounds pretty awesome. At what projected prices for the chassis and blades?


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