[Buildroot] imx6 solo VPU support in Buildroot
Juan A. Rubio
jarubio2001 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 17:42:34 UTC 2019
Yes, I've seen this overlapping naming convention in other places.
Makes sense. I'll try changing the platform to IMX6Q.
Thanks for the clarification.
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 5:27 PM Gary Bisson
<gary.bisson at boundarydevices.com> wrote:
> Otherwise, the reason it has been removed is that IMX6S in NXP's
> packages doesn't refer to the i.MX6 Solo processors but to the i.MX6
> SoloLite and i.MX6 Solo X which do not have a VPU.
> You can see it in the menuconfig or package/freescale-imx/Config.in:
> config BR2_PACKAGE_FREESCALE_IMX_PLATFORM_IMX6Q
> bool "imx6q/imx6dl"
> config BR2_PACKAGE_FREESCALE_IMX_PLATFORM_IMX6S
> bool "imx6sl/imx6sx"
> So for a i.MX6 Solo processor, you should use the IMX6Q platform as it
> is meant for i.MX6 DualLite which is equivalent to the Solo.
> I know it all sounds confusing but that's how NXP/Freescale chose to
> differentiate their CPU and we decided to match their naming
> Gary Bisson
> Boundary Devices, LLC
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 1:59 PM Juan A. Rubio <jarubio2001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thanks!,
> > I'll try this other route.
> > On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 12:17 Fabio Estevam <festevam at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Juan,
> >> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 9:39 AM Juan A. Rubio <jarubio2001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Hi,
> >> >
> >> > I've noticed that the imx6 solo VPU is not supported in Buildroot
> >> > starting from 2018.02.x
> >> >
> >> > There is some information about this in this commit:
> >> > https://github.com/buildroot/buildroot/commit/b86b227fda97ef439a3cc0da03da0ebcad5c203a
> >> This is related to the VPU library used by the NXP vendor code.
> >> >
> >> > Has anyone come up with a solution to successfully enable the VPU
> >> > libraries on imx6 solo with Buildroot?. Is there any more information
> >> > about this that might help to get this to work somehow?
> >> I am able to use VPU on mx6 with Buildroot using mainline kernel.
> >> You can use configs/imx6-sabresd_qt5_defconfig as a reference.
> >> Please check this post with the details:
> >> https://imxdev.gitlab.io/tutorial/Decoding_video_with_a_mainline_kernel_on_i.MX6/
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