RK 3399 And Linux

“This patch add basic node for the board and make it able to bringup.
 
Peripheral works:- usb hub which connect to ehci controller;- UART2 debug- eMMC- PCIe
 
Not work:- USB 3.0 HOST, type-C port- sdio, sd-card”
 
See Linux-Kernel Archive: [PATCH v2 1/2] arm64: dts: rk3399: add support for firefly-rk3399 board
This is good news. The newest ARM64 chip I’ve been wanting is going “mainstream”, with not just a kernel the FireFly maker can love, but everyone else. It’s not a perfect setup, but it’s a start and shows there’s life in this chip with users like me. That board certainly has the power I need to replace my current server but it still doesn’t support SATA directly. I would have to use the single Ethernet or USB3 interface to get to big/fast storage. Still, it’s affordable and can be extended through PCI-e. You can even buy a set-top box using the chip today at a very nice price. This would make a far better client than the Odroid-C2 as long as you love Android/Linux… I guess there’s a way I could put Debian GNU/Linux on that.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to RK 3399 And Linux

  1. DrLoser says:

    350GB SS. ‘Scuse me.

  2. DrLoser says:

    Once again, Robert.
    Pick a benchmark to compare against my comparably feeble Intel NUC board.
    I’m willing to bet you that my feeble two core, 1.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 350GB RAM, utterly basic set-up will blow your feeble Chinese knock-offs away.

  3. Dylan says:

    Your server board is junk! Just get a multilane sata controller, quit being a tight ass.
    It’s not a server board at all. It’s a HTPC board. The IR remote receiver on the front is proof of that. Also, there are on PCIe slots on this thing, so he can’t use a sata card.

  4. Deaf Spy says:

    PCIe x2? Not exactly great to put a SATA controller on and multiple drives.

    Gosh, x2 is not enough to utilize a single Samsung 950/960 Pro device, let alone a bunch of good drives.

  5. Grece says:

    I need to replace my current server but it still doesn’t support SATA directly. I would have to use the single Ethernet or USB3 interface to get to big/fast storage

    Your server board is junk! Just get a multilane sata controller, quit being a tight ass.

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