Work remaining to get >3.8 kernels (3.14+) working smoothly on the bbb?

Is there any documentation for the issues that might be holding back the usage of a >3.8 kernel on the bbb? My work is using the bbb so we have some interest in ensuring that we can use the latest kernel releases on the bbb without the loss of function. For instance yocto defaults to a 3.8 kernel when building for the bbb.

So we’d be interested in helping move things forward but could use some guidance on what needs to be done both so we don’t overlap with any pending work and so we don’t have to discover everything again.

I heard for instance that there is no cape manager with newer kernels. Should the cape manager be ported forward or does another approach make more sense?

Chris

Is there any documentation for the issues that might be holding back the
usage of a >3.8 kernel on the bbb? My work is using the bbb so we have some
interest in ensuring that we can use the latest kernel releases on the bbb
without the loss of function. For instance yocto defaults to a 3.8 kernel
when building for the bbb.

So we'd be interested in helping move things forward but could use some
guidance on what needs to be done both so we don't overlap with any pending
work and so we don't have to discover everything again.

I heard for instance that there is no cape manager with newer kernels.
Should the cape manager be ported forward or does another approach make more
sense?

There is a bug tracker for the BBB project here:
http://bugs.elinux.org/projects/beaglebone-black

Interesting. I’m glad to see USB is being worked on.

I’m not sure anything in the bug tracker is really addressing the questions I had re the cape manager or other issues around getting bbb support in the newest kernels.

Chris