24-28 August 2020
US/Pacific timezone

SoC support lifecycle in the kernel

26 Aug 2020, 08:00
Refereed Track/Virtual-Room (LPC 2020)

Refereed Track/Virtual-Room

LPC 2020

Kernel Summit Kernel Summit


Arnd Bergmann (Linaro)


The world of system-on-chip computing has changed drastically over the past years with the current state being much more diverse as the industry keeps moving to 64-bit processors, to little-endian addressing, to larger memory capacities, and to a small number of instruction set architectures.

In this presentation, I discuss how and why these changes happen, and how we can find a balance between keeping older technologies working for those that rely on them, and identifying code that has reached the end of its useful life and should better get removed.

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