Linux Kernel 5.12 supports SiFive FU740

I’ve seen these cool news for the buyers of the SiFive Unmatched board.

It seems everything is on track. Keep :crossed_fingers:


Latest news from Linus Torvalds himself on this specific kernel release 5.12 rc1:

Don’t use a partition file with this Linux Kernel 5.12 rc1.

Linus Torvalds wrote:

I want everybody to be aware of because if it bites you, it
bites you hard, and you can end up with a filesystem that is
essentially overwritten by random swap data. This is what we in the
industry call “double ungood”.

Using a swap partition or no swap at all is ok.

Original news source: Torvalds warns the world: Don’t use the Linux 5.12-rc1 kernel | Ars Technica

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He has now tagged v5.12-rc2, which should be “safe”. Thanks!