Ah perhaps I read the bottom row wrong, where it was saying 5.3-rc5 that was the most recent tag and not the tag that contains the patch. For someone who has a pine A64 today, what armbian build should be used? The ones on https://www.armbian.com/pine64/ report kernel 4.19.
I got tired of trying to cleanup after the Pine A64/Armbian clock skips and shut off the board for a few months. Then I came across this linux 5.3 patch for the Allwinner clock https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/c950ca8c35eeb32224a63adc47e12f9e226da241 The stock 5.3-rc5 kernel built on the pine64 and installed without much trouble. Its been a day and a half under fairly heavy load (a heavy load would increase the frequency of clock skips) with no skips yet so I am cautiously optimistic. the new clock fix kernel flag is: (already set in the tarball