ARM64 Improvements Piling Up In Coreboot
Written by Michael Larabel in Coreboot on 28 March 2015 at 09:09 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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While yesterday I was talking about many Intel Broadwell improvements landing in Coreboot, the new Git activity today for Coreboot is about 64-bit ARM.

Since yesterday there's been many ARM64/AArch64 improvements landing in Coreboot Git. New 64-bit ARM commits add support for a secure monitor, spin table, DeviceTree-based CPU start-up, barrier support, and many other technical changes. There's quite a bit of ARM64 work pushed yesterday and today; you can see all of it via Coreboot's Gitweb.

These 64-bit ARM changes were done by Google/Chromium engineers. It looks like the 64-bit ARM Chromebook space will be heating up shortly! Overall the Coreboot development activity is ticking up and so 2015 should be a fairly interesting year for this project formerly known as LinuxBIOS; what are your hopes for Coreboot in 2015? Let us know via the forums.

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