Broadcom Is Baking North Star 2 Support For The Linux Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 14 July 2015 at 08:18 AM EDT. 5 Comments
HARDWARE --
Broadcom's North Star 2 is a yet-to-be-announced SoC design based on 64-bit ARMv8 and marketed under their iProc family.

I haven't been able to find many details on the North Star 2 (NS2) or the model number referenced by some of the code in these newly-published support patches, the BCM5871X.

With leveraging the Linux kernel's existing ARM64 code, it comes down to less than 200 lines of new code for handling the North Star 2. The initial Broadcom NS2 Linux patches were published yesterday to this kernel mailing list thread. It's great to see Broadcom continuing to promptly submit more code for eventual inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel.
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