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The revision 1.2 of the Raspberry Pi 2 has now a BCM2837 CPU with up to 900 MHz and includes 1 GB RAM.
Looking at the Raspberry Pi 3 with it's 1.2 GHz, the main difference between them is the the WiFi and Bluetooth module.
Some might think that this is a stupid idea, but their are some advantages:
RP2 on the same 64bit plattform RP2 with the same amount of RAM RP3 as an upgrade if someone needs Wifi and/or Blueooth (and UART issues) For me the Raspberry Pi 3 had two major issues:
Heat - looks like the > 1 Ghz need active cooling First on 64 bit - not that good for software support Both checked with the new revision of the Raspberry Pi 2.
Resin.io is a fork of the Yocto-based OS and is now able to run Docker containers on Linux IoT devices.
ResinOS can run on mostly ARM-based embedded Linux platforms including the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, and Odroid:
The open source Linux CoreOS (https://coreos.com/why/), supports only x86-64, although attempts have been made to port it to the Raspberry Pi. There are other Docker-friendly Linux distributions like Red Hat based Project Atomic, but still no ARM support.
Snappy Ubuntu Core, which supports Docker on ARM and x86 embedded targets, but still on some major brands.
So ResinOS looks like a great new Linux distribution.
Allwinner A10/A20 – Display engine clocks (TCON, FE, DE), I2S audio interface (ASoC) driver, added NFC node to DTS Allwinner H3 – Clocks (through sunxi-ng), USB multi-reset lines support AXP2xx driver – External drivebus support, AXP223 USB power supply support, AXP809 PMIC support Broadcom BCM53125 support as it’s used in Lamobo / Banana Pi R1 router board. New boards – Polaroid MID2407PXE03 & inet86dz (Allwinner A23 tablets), Banapi M1+, Banapi M2+, Allwinner Parrot (Allwinner R16 EVB) Samsung
Enable drivers for Exynos7 and Exynos5433 based boards: S2MPS clock driver, SoC: RTC, SPI, watchdog, EHCI, OHCI, DWC3, ADC and PWM, Enable Samsung SoC sound Qualcomm Device Tree Changes:
Reverse BAM dma node reverts Add BAM remote control options for affected platforms Enable peripherals on APQ8074 dragonboard Enable PMA8084 pwrky Fix PMIC reg entries by removing unnecessary size element Add SCM binding and support for all currently supported boards Add Qualcomm WCNSS binding documentation Rename db600c to SD_600eval and add peripheral nodes Remove gpio key entry from Nexus7 Add APQ8060 based dragonboard and associated peripherals Add ARMv7 PMU for IPQ4019 Other new ARM hardware or SoCs
NXP i.MX 7Solo, Broadcom BCM23550, Broadcom BCM2837 (Raspberry Pi 3)
Grapped out of the change log: https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_4.8
I am using Armbian for my head-less servers. Currently this setup is running on a Raspberry Pi 1, a Raspberry Pi 2 and a Olimex A20-OLinuXino-LIME.
Installation is quite simple.
Install dependencies apt-get install -y apt-transport-https
Add respository key wget -q https://packagecloud.io/gpg.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Add repository echo 'deb https://packagecloud.io/Hypriot/Schatzkiste/debian/ jessie main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hypriot.list apt-get update
Install Hypriot apt-get install -y docker-hypriot systemctl enable docker
Afterwards docker is ready to use.
You can test your docker installation:
docker info Containers: 0 Running: 0 Paused: 0 Stopped: 0 Images: 0 Server Version: 1.11.1 Storage Driver: devicemapper Pool Name: docker-179:1-395364-pool Pool Blocksize: 65.54 kB Base Device Size: 10.74 GB Backing Filesystem: ext4 Data file: /dev/loop0 Metadata file: /dev/loop1 Data Space Used: 305.7 MB Data Space Total: 107.4 GB Data Space Available: 13.8 GB Metadata Space Used: 729.1 kB Metadata Space Total: 2.147 GB Metadata Space Available: 2.147 GB Udev Sync Supported: true Deferred Removal Enabled: false Deferred Deletion Enabled: false Deferred Deleted Device Count: 0 Data loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/data WARNING: Usage of loopback devices is strongly discouraged for production use. Either use `--storage-opt dm.thinpooldev` or use `--storage-opt dm.no_warn_on_loop_devices=true` to suppress this warning. Metadata loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/metadata Library Version: 1.02.90 (2014-09-01) Logging Driver: json-file Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs Plugins: Volume: local Network: null host bridge Kernel Version: 4.6.3-sunxi Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) OSType: linux Architecture: armv7l CPUs: 2 Total Memory: 493.9 MiB Name: a20 ID: LFI7:LG2C:WHZD:SB5F:3JFW:TI56:WCFF:IFJH:MZJ5:NK45:MVG7:FN7D Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker Debug mode (client): false Debug mode (server): false Registry: https://index.docker.io/v1/ docker version Client: Version: 1.11.1 API version: 1.23 Go version: go1.4.3 Git commit: 5604cbe Built: Mon May 9 00:50:14 2016 OS/Arch: linux/arm Server: Version: 1.11.1 API version: 1.23 Go version: go1.4.3 Git commit: 5604cbe Built: Mon May 9 00:50:14 2016 OS/Arch: linux/arm Keep in mind that only ARM-based containers will run on ARM devices. You can search for valid containers with tags like "armhf" or "hypriot":
docker search armhf NAME DESCRIPTION STARS OFFICIAL AUTOMATED armv7/armhf-ubuntu 'official' Ubuntu Docker images for the AR... 30 container4armhf/armhf-alpine Automatically built base images of Alpine ... 22 [OK] ioft/armhf-ubuntu [ABR] Ubuntu Docker images for the ARMv7(a... 14 [OK] mazzolino/armhf-ubuntu Ubuntu-Core images for armhf (ARMv7) devices 6 armhf/ubuntu Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating s... 5 werwolfby/armhf-alpine-transmission Minimal alpine docker image for transmissi... 2 [OK] cburki/armhf-dev Armhf (Raspberry Pi) cross development wit... 2 [OK] moul/armhf-busybox 2 [OK] werwolfby/armhf-alpine-gogs ARM hf compatible Docker Image with a mini... 1 [OK] ioft/armhf-debian Debian Docker images for the ARMv7(armhf) ... 1 [OK] ivanmarban/armhf-gogs Gogs - Go Git Service Docker images for AR... 1 werwolfby/armhf-alpine-nginx ARM hf compatible Docker Image with a mini... 1 [OK] msvb/armhf-iotempire Collection of software packages to accompa... 0 [OK] lalyos/armhf-syncthing http://docs.syncthing.net in a container f... 0 [OK] sheenhx/armhf-concentrator CC3200 serial concentrator for Beagle Bone... 0 [OK] container4armhf/armhf-busybox Automated build of Busybox for armhf devic... 0 [OK] ijoijo/armhf-alpine Alpine Linux image for armhf devices (like... 0 [OK] armv7/armhf-ubuntu_automated-build This repo has moved to https://registry.hu... 0 [OK] kennethlimcp/armhf-ghost The awesome Ghost blog, on armhf 0 [OK] wontfix/gecko-armhf-dev Linux/armhf cross build environment for Gecko 0 [OK] mathewpeterson/armhf-php7 This image extends the official armhf php ... 0 [OK] cailloumajor/debian-armhf-qemu Debian armhf image with qemu-user-static 0 [OK] cricketeerone/armhf-logspout A fork of gliderlabs/logspout using armhfb... 0 [OK] mjschultz/ubuntu-armhf 0 [OK] fish/alpine-armhf-dumb-init alpine-armhf-docker image with "dumb-init"... 0 [OK] docker search hypriot NAME DESCRIPTION STARS OFFICIAL AUTOMATED hypriot/rpi-node RPi-compatible Docker Image with Node.js 78 hypriot/rpi-java RPi-compatible Docker Image with Java 28 hypriot/rpi-mysql RPi-compatible Docker Image with Mysql 24 hypriot/rpi-dockerui An ARM compatible Docker image of https://... 23 hypriot/rpi-swarm Raspberry Pi compatible Docker image with ... 22 hypriot/rpi-python RPi-compatible Docker Image with Python 22 hypriot/rpi-alpine-scratch Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 22 hypriot/rpi-golang 21 hypriot/rpi-busybox-httpd Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 15 hypriot/rpi-iojs RPi-compatible Docker Image with io.js 15 hypriot/rpi-gogs-raspbian Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 14 hypriot/rpi-redis Raspberry Pi compatible redis image 12 hypriot/rpi-ruby RPi-compatible Docker Image with Ruby 11 hypriot/rpi-hugo Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 10 hypriot/rpi-haproxy Haproxy Dockerfile 10 hypriot/rpi-registrator An ARM compatible Docker image of https://... 4 hypriot/rpi-crate RPi-compatible Docker Image with Crate.io 4 hypriot/rpi-consul ARM compatible Docker Image with Consul 3 np83/rpi2-hypriot-nodejs Raspberry PI 2 can run hypriot Docker host... 2 [OK] hypriot/rpi-nano-httpd Raspberry Pi nano sized HTTP server 2 calou/hypriot-zookeeper Zookeeper on Raspberry Pi 1 configman/hypriot-jenkins-slave jenkins docker slave for running on a hypr... 0 calou/hypriot-solr Solr on Raspberry Pi 0 emyann/hypriot-flash 0 hypriot/image-builder Base image for several hypriot/image-build... 0