The ARM SoC changes are just the latest pull request of what's already shaping up to be another exciting kernel cycle. With the ARM SoC pull request sent in by Olof Johansson for the Linux 4.3 kernel on the kernel mailing list here are some highlights:
- New 64-bit ARM System-on-a-Chip support includes the Broadcom North Star 2, Marvell Berlin4CT, Mediatek MT6795, and the Rockchip RK3368.
- More than 23k lines of additions to the DeviceTree area. This will provide mainline kernel support on hardware such as the Rockchip Chromebooks, Freescale i.MX6UL boards, Gumstix Overo, and UniPhier hardware.
- Mainline Linux on 64-bit ARM Amlogic SoCs, and TV Boxes such as Wetek Hub / Player 2, NEXBOX A1 / A95X, etc…
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