Rockchip RK3066 is Now Part of Mainline Linux Kernel

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After AllWinner A10/A13 SoCs, it’s time for another Chinese SoC to be included into mainline kernel, with Rockchip RK3066(a). A few hours ago, Heiko Stuebner’s commit for basic support in Linux kernel 3.11 has been accepted.


This is the commit message:

This adds a generic devicetree board file and a dtsi for boards based on the RK3066a SoCs from Rockchip. Apart from the generic parts (gic, clocks, pinctrl) the only components currently supported are the timers, uarts and mmc ports (all DesignWare- based).

Don’t get too excited though, as it may take a little while until you can actually build a kernel for Rockchip RK3066 or AllWinner A10 from mainline linux source code. But this is definitely another step in the right direction, and hopefully, Chinese SoC companies will eventually get involved, instead of relying on the community, as it is in their best interest.

To access the full list of ARM SoC supported (at least partially) in mainline kernel, you can have a look at the device tree list for ARM processors.

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Do you know if the wandboard quad is supported in mainline kernel ?


The device tree list for ARM processors link is dead 😉
You should remove your websites URL, so it will be

Tom Cubie

Where is the rockchip development happening?

Tom Cubie

Tom Cubie :
Where is the rockchip development happening?

i mean which irc channel or mail list


Or CubieTRock 2WD & (hopefully) 4WD 😀


[…] Rockchip RK3066 added to the mainline Linux kernel A handful of folks have been working to get Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu to run on devices with Rockchip RK3066 processors for a while. Now support for the dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip has been added to the mainline Linux kernel. For most folks that doesn’t actually mean much yet, but it could lead to further development for the chipset. [CNX Software] […]

Tom Cubie

@cnxsoft Thanks for the info. cubierock sounds a nice name 🙂

Heiko Stuebner


The basic stuff that went in, is just a result of me playing around with the hardware. A notable missing feature is smp support – but as can be seen on mailinglists, this is already on its way and should hopefully be ready in time to make it into 3.12.

Sadly it also doesn’t work on rk3188 currently due to remaining clocksource issues.

As for irc, there are some people gathering at linux-rockchip on freenode.

On github there is also a usable kernel tree present (, which can be used with the rk3066a-bqcurie2.dts in there.