ARM SoC Changes Merged For Linux 3.15 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 5 April 2014 at 07:20 PM EDT. 2 Comments
There's continued work with the Linux 3.15 kernel for bettering ARM hardware support on Linux, but overall there isn't anything overly exciting by the SoC changes this merge window.

Arnd Bergmann sent in the big ARM pull request of the various System-on-a-Chip changes for the Linux 3.15 merge window. All the details can be found via this mailing list thread. In regards to the ARM SoC work there's 1208 patches with around 47k lines of new code and 14k lines of deletions.

The ARM SoC Linux 3.15 changes include various bug-fixes, DeviceTree additions and clean-ups, Samsung Exynos is close to multi-platform kernel support, Freescale i.MX changes, support for the Broadcom BCM5301x SoC, multi-platform kernel support for the Marvell Kirkwood and Dove, and numerous other improvements and fixes.
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