Raspberry Pi 2 Code Getting Ready For Upstreaming In Linux Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 16 December 2015 at 07:51 PM EST. 6 Comments
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The support code for Raspberry Pi 2 is closer to being upstreamed in the mainline Linux kernel.

Eric Anholt at Broadcom is now serving as the Raspberry Pi kernel maintainer beyond his role in developing the open-source VC4 graphics driver. Today he published a major re-write of the Raspberry Pi 2 hardware enablement for the kernel, which now includes SMP support for the BCM2836 SoC and improved DeviceTree.

More details on this Raspberry Pi 2 support code can be found via this LKML patch series. Hopefully this code will be ready and accepted for the Linux 4.5 kernel to further improve the upstream Raspberry Pi 2 capabilities in mainline.
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