This provides a number of fixes for Raspberry Pi particularly targeted at IoT but also affects ARM (ARMv7 and aarch64).
It covers a PR for kickstarts: https://pagure.io/fedora-kickstarts/pull-request/423
And the following update: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-56bc88dfb2
The changes have been in rawhide for a week, and it's been pretty well tested in other arenas.
It also, but it's a minor component, assists the UEFI on ARMv7 feature and it would be good to land this before beta because it will assist in upgrade and migration process for this as well.
arm-trusted-firmware-1.5-4.20180830.fc29 bcm283x-firmware-20180829-3.ec3f856.fc29 uboot-tools-2018.09-0.4.rc3.fc29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 29. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-56bc88dfb2
Proposed as a Freeze Exception for 29-beta by Fedora user pbrobinson using the blocker tracking app because:
This is a little on the fence for Blocker or FE. It covers a number of bugs across a number of ARM platforms.
The main reason for FE is it's a IoT requirement for a key IoT devices the Raspberry Pi, as well as number of aarch64 devices use for IoT.
Finally it's a component of UEFI on ARMv7
arm-trusted-firmware-1.5-4.20180830.fc29, bcm283x-firmware-20180829-3.ec3f856.fc29, uboot-tools-2018.09-0.4.rc3.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-56bc88dfb2
+1 beta freeze exception
Discussed at 2018-09-10 freeze exception review meeting: https://meetbot-raw.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2018-09-10/f29-blocker-review.2018-09-10-16.01.html . Accepted as a freeze exception issue: these fixes are desirable for Beta and cannot be fully applied as updates.
arm-trusted-firmware-1.5-4.20180830.fc29, bcm283x-firmware-20180829-3.ec3f856.fc29, uboot-tools-2018.09-0.4.rc3.fc29 has been pushed to the Fedora 29 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Apparently the kickstarts PR was not yet merged, so this is not complete.
Some noise was made about doing an RC2 for this, but by policy we do not respin only for FEs. We respin only for blockers.
Does this in fact prevent any release-blocking ARM image from booting/working correctly on any release-blocking ARM platform? IoT stuff is, AIUI, not (yet) release blocking.
edit: the PR is merged now, but was not included in Beta-1.1 (RC1).
To answer the need info: the changes broke all armhfp (ARMv7/arm32) because the kickstart change wasn't merged at the same time as the packages went stable which meant the RPi firmware wasn't in the right location and hence the raspberry pi won't boot on any 32 bit images including blockers.