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Error building Rock 64 kernel
I did a git clone of the rock64 image from:


I had tried doing a simple "make" but am getting an error in scripts/link-vmlinux.sh, so apparently this is not the right way to build a kernel.

What is the proper procedure?  I need to build a few device drivers that aren't built normally and just need a valid kernel to build against.


Are you crosscompiling or building on the Rock64? Which config are you using?
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I'm building right on the Rock64, using an NFS mounted volume where the sources are located. I tried using oldconfig. Basically I've got an "operator error" kind of problem and just need a hint as to what the procedural errors are.


I am  currently on the road, can give you some hints later today... but you want to start with

make rockchip_linux_defconfig


make menuconfig

add the options you need and

make -j5

after that you should have everything built... building on the Rock64 will take quite some time if you dont have a heatsink and the cores get throttled, it should be around 40 minutes with good cooling...


If you want to cross-compile the kernel on a PC which is  a lot faster, you need a aarch64-linux-gnu- toolchain which usually comes with most distros (Ubuntu, Fedora at least...) and the steps are more or less the same, but you have to prefix everything with:

ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu-


ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- make rockchip_linux_defconfig
To redirect the make install / make modules_install targets to a directory of your chosing, define INSTALL_PATH=.... and INSTALL_MOD_PATH=...  so you can get the files needed to move over to the filesystem on your board... run as normal user / not root or sudo...
ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- INSTALL_PATH=<some directory> make install
ARCH=arm64 CROSS_COMPILE=aarch64-linux-gnu- INSTALL_MOD_PATH=<some directory> make modules_install
Come have a chat in the Pine A64 IRC channel >>

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