Linux 4.8 changes to improvements the ARM architecture

Discussion in 'SBC, ARM, Home Automation' started by wlanboy, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

    May 16, 2013

    • 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)


    • 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:
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  2. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    Glad to see more ARM emphasis.  Perhaps these piles of odd boards I have someday will actually be usable beyond simple server environments.
  3. wlanboy

    wlanboy Content Contributer

    May 16, 2013
    Key word is mainline kernel support. Don't buy anything from companies that do not push drivers to the linux kernel.
    graeme likes this.