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

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    Allwinner:

    • 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
     
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  2. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    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

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    Key word is mainline kernel support. Don't buy anything from companies that do not push drivers to the linux kernel.
     
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