MIPS Changes Submitted For Linux 4.14: NI 169445, Omega2+, MT7628A Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 16 September 2017 at 10:52 AM EDT. 2 Comments
HARDWARE --
There are many MIPS updates to find with the in-development Linux 4.14 kernel.

Highlights of the MIPS updates that were pulled into 4.14 Git mainline on Friday include:

- Support for the National Instruments NI 169445 MIPS board.

- Omega2+ board support. This MIPS board by Onion is a Linux-based WiFi development board that sells for about $10.

- Mediatek MT7628A SoC support. This 802.11n 2T2R AP SoC launched in 2014 for routers and IoT devices has a 580MHz MIPS processor.

- Enhancements to stack backtraces on MIPS.

- Fixes for various instructions including SWSP16 and ADDIUSP support and various other architectural fixes/improvements.

- MIPS R6000 support has been dropped.

- Watchdog support on Octeon 78XX / CN68XX SoCs.

More details on all the MIPS Linux 4.14 changes via this pull request.
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