Malta Linux Repository
MIPS Technologies Inc (MTI) is maintaining an additional repository containing a stable and tested kernel with focus on hardware support for MIPS Technologies' synthesizable cores and the Malta evaluation board.
These kernels have undergone a range of conformance and soaktesting on the Malta platform, to provide 'stable' kernels with some degree of confidence. This code is now maintained on the
linux-mti-* branches in the repository, or you can clone it from git://git.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/linux-mti.git.
Tarballs of particular releases are available here.
MTI aims to keep the
linux-mti-* branches reasonably up to date with the latest available stable branch, or at most one version behind. This aiming to balance being modern and up-to-date with some degree of stability and reliability.
The kernel branches are labeled with the kernel version number, patch and the MTI build number, e.g.
linux-mti-126.96.36.199-0. The current available kernels are:
|Kernel version||linux-mti tag||Notes|
The quilt patch stacks used to generate these are present here. The patches may be applied against the linux-2.6.19-stable and linux-2.6.23-stable branches by branching out at commit IDs b188321d468d8e5ad935bf0434789f7a6f705ba9 and 9bb297a04184b9cdb301ff51bac1e5dab31cfaf1 respectively.
How to check out the linux-mti kernels
For more generic information on how to use git with linux-mips.org, see git.
The following two commands will get you a local repository with the the tag or branch checked out into a local branch for you to work on.
git-clone git://git.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/linux-mti.git git-checkout -b my-linux-mti-x.x.x.y-z linux-mti-x.x.x.y-z
Where x.x.x.y-z is either the tag name, or branch of the kernel you want. For example linux-mti-188.8.131.52-14 is the tag for 2.6.19 patch level 1 and the MIPS build or patch level is 14.
git-clone git://git.linux-mips.org/pub/scm/linux-mti.git cd linux-mti git-checkout -b my-linux-mti-184.108.40.206-14 linux-mti-220.127.116.11-14
Additional MTI generated configuration files can be found with the
malta_defconfig in the MIPS configs directory:
arch/mips/configs/malta_*config. To use one of these configurations copy it to the root of your checked out linux kernel tree and run
cp arch/mips/configs/malta_smtcconfig .config make oldconfig
In order to build the kernel, you will probably have to specify the prefix of your cross-compilation toolchain. For example:
Note that the trailing '-' in the example above is a part of the prefix, not a typo.
If you want to submit changes back to linux-mips.org, you need to read The perfect patch page.