There seems to be a lack of 64bit aarch64 images for FreeBSD 11 in general. The images posted at
seems to not be suitable for any of the popular aarch64 devices.
I notice that there is a lot of images for devices like the Raspberry PI 3 in the FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT snapshot section.
The corresponding 11.0 section do not have images for these devices.
I find it weird that there is a lot of support in FreeBSD 12, but none for FreeBSD 11. And it is also annoying since I happen to need aarch64 FreeBSD 11 in order to test the gcc6-aux port which have an Ada compiler which does not work on FreeBSD 12.
(In reply to Tarjei Jensen from comment #0)
rpi3 support is and has been in development
as I understand.
Such development happens on head/ (CURRENT),
not on release/*/ , releng/*/ , or stable/*/ .
I do not know if rpi3 support in head involves
material that might not be reasonable to Move
From CURRENT (MFC) to stable/11/ . But rpi3
support would have to be judged ready for such
a move before it would happen.
After being in stable/11 (if ever) it would make
it into the next release/11.*/ --but not likely
before that. I do not know that such a sequence
is likely, much less in any short time frame.
It may wait for release/12.0/ for all I know.
As pointed out : it is already in release 12.
(In reply to Tarjei Jensen from comment #2)
There is no release/12.0/ yet. Only head/ .
No releng/12.*/ and no stable/12/ yet.
Initial RPI3 development was done on FreeBSD 11, as can be seen at:
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way support for RPI3 on FreeBSD 11 got lost. It would be nice if some TLC could be given to (at the very least) a buildable RPI3 boot image on 11-STABLE.
(In reply to Jonathan Chen from comment #4)
As I understand it when release/11.0/ and head split
rpi3 support was still considered insufficient for
development in stable/11/ or releng/11.*/ or
release/11.*/ . So it stayed in head.
In fact https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/release/arm64/RPI3.conf?view=log
shows its first version as under 3 months ago:
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This is long after release/11.0/ . Prior to that
head did not have an rpi3 snapshots either as I
Last I manually built a RPI3 image against stable/11, it failed to boot properly. It would get far enough into loader where it would panic, and instantly reboot. I have not had time to diagnose this further, but only see the problem on 11.x.
I have confirmed that the 11-STABLE RPI-3 images continue to insta-panic, so it does not make sense to produce these images just yet.
(In reply to Glen Barber from comment #7)
Is there any contact with the people who created the v 12.0-CURRENT boot image?