New ARM Hardware Support For Linux 3.18 Kernel

Written by Michael Larabel in Arm on 9 October 2014 at 02:13 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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There's new ARM SoCs supported by the Linux 3.18 kernel.

New ARM platform coverage with this next major Linux kernel series include support for the SAMA5D4, BCM63XX family of DSL SOCs, the HiP04 server-class SoC, Amlogic Meson6 (8726MX) platform support, and support for the R-Car E2 r8a7794 SoC. The Atmel SAMA5D4 is an ARM Cortex-A5 based design, the BCM63XX has been known to OpenWRT fans, the Hisilicon HiP04 was enabled by the Linaro crew, and the r8a7794 is an automotive-geared SoC.

DeviceTree ARM changes include support for the Tegra-based Chromebook, the Renesas r8a7794 SoC, and support for the aging i.MX1 platform. There's also updates to Exynos, Meson, Keystone, Sunxi, and much more.

The ARM64 changes bring support for the Cavium "Thunder" SoC.

ARM Linux enthusiasts wishing to learn more can see the complete ARM pull request series.
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