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    ROCK Pi 4 >  Development >  Build mainline kernel(5.x)

ROCK Pi 4 is officially supported in mainline kernel since v5.1 thanks to developer Akash Gajjar from Mentor. Below is how to build it on a X86 Linux host PC and run on ROCK Pi 4.

Get the mainline kernel source

   tar -xvzf linux-5.2-rc6.tar.gz
   cd linux-5.1.15/

Install toolchain from Linaro

   sudo tar xvf gcc-linaro-7.3.1-2018.05-x86_64_aarch64-linux-gnu.tar.xz  -C /usr/local/
   export ARCH=arm64
   export CROSS_COMPILE=/usr/local/gcc-linaro-7.3.1-2018.05-x86_64_aarch64-linux-gnu/bin/aarch64-linux-gnu-

Build kernel

   make menuconfig
  • In the menu-config TUI:
*Navigate to Platform selection  ---> Rockchip Platforms
*Select Rockchip Platforms
   make -j6

copy arch/arm64/boot/Image and arch/arm64/boot/dts/rk3399-rock-pi-4.dtb to your ROCK Pi 4.

Install it on ROCK Pi 4.

   rockpi4# cp Image rk3399-rock-pi-4.dtb /boot/
   rockpi4#vi /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf
  • Change the contents to:
  label kernel-mainline
  kernel /Image
  fdt /rk3399-rock-pi-4.dtb
  append earlycon=uart8250,mmio32,0xff1a0000 swiotlb=1 coherent_pool=1m earlyp printk console=ttyS2,1500000n8 rw root=PARTUUID=b921b045-1d rootfstype=ext4 init==/sbin/init rootwait

Reboot you will have the new kernel booting.