Linux Kernel forking and patching strategy (for i.MX6 and i.MX8)

  • Hello support team,

    is there some documentation how F&S forks the NXP kernel for i.MX6 and i.MX8 SoC?

    Since the BSP is only a tarball, i cannot figure out what parts are F&S specific patches and from what git commit ID of which repository the fork was done.


    André Wagner

  • In the changelog in the Readme text of every F&S release you can find the base versions of every package (linux kernel, u-boot, buildroot, yocto) that our versions are built on. For example if there is an entry ...

    NXP version rel_imx_5.4.70_2.3.2

    ... in the current fsimx8mm release, then this is based on the NXP kernel with tag rel_imx_5.4.70_2.3.2. The original NXP kernel git is available at


    So you can clone the original package and do a diff to see our changes.

    Your F&S Support Team

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