Linux on ARM – status overview and future outlook

Thomas Gleixner, Linutronix

This presentation will give an overview over the state of ARM Linux support and the ongoing efforts to provide an up to date Linux and tool base so implementers can focus on differentiation and product delivery. The Linux support for ARM based System On Chips has a long history of disconnection between the SoC vendors and the mainline kernel community. In 2010 ARM and major SoC vendors founded Linaro - a non profit organisation - with the goal to consolidate the ARM Linux support and foster the ARM/Linux ecosystem.