Arch Linux Now Has A 64-bit AArch64 Kernel For The Raspberry Pi 3
Written by Michael Larabel in Arch Linux on 12 December 2016 at 08:00 AM EST. 14 Comments
Following openSUSE/SUSE spinning 64-bit Linux for the Raspberry Pi 3, Arch Linux fans now have a mainline AArch64 kernel for the Raspberry Pi 3.

Phoronix reader Pieter de Bruijn pointed out that as of this weekend Arch Linux for ARM now has a mainline kernel with 64-bit (ARMv8 / AArch64) support that benefits the Raspberry Pi 3. This 64-bit Arch Linux ARM kernel is still rudimentary, but it's moving in the right direction and we'll hopefully see more embracing 64-bit Linux ARM in 2017.

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