OpenRISC Has New Maintainer For The Linux Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 15 December 2016 at 07:42 AM EST. 3 Comments
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OpenRISC continues progressing as an open-source ISA derived from RISC. While still waiting for more hardware to appear, the OpenRISC continues moving along for the Linux kernel.

With the in-development Linux 4.10 kernel, there is a new maintainer for the OpenRISC architecture code with Stafford Horne stepping up to the plate.

Aside from Horne being the new maintainer, OpenRISC changes for Linux 4.10 include the introduction of thread-local storage (TLS) support for both their old and new toolchains (or32 and or1k), using memblock instead of bootmem, and various fixes. More details via this pull request.
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