Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LinuxUser kernel column #106

Filed under
Linux

In spite of the recent security attacks on kernel.org and other Linux community infrastructure, the show must go on and kernel development continued – albeit heavily disrupted at first by the various outages. That didn’t stop patches being posted adding support for two brand new architectures to the Linux kernel. One of these architecture patch postings targets a new DSP (Digital Signal Processor) design from Qualcomm called Hexagon that is commonly found in combination with a more powerful ARM processor within Qualcomm system-on-chip (SoC) processors – that’s two cores, both running different Linux kernels on the same chip.

Unlike other DSP ports of Linux, Qualcomm’s Hexagon is fully featured: it has support for SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) and uses a built-in hypervisor like many other newer chips (the Tilera Tile comes to mind as a recent example). But even more interesting than the Hexagon perhaps is the fact that Linux 3.1 will be the first shipping kernel to support the OpenRISC open source CPU architecture.

rest ehre




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Gaming

10 Great Plasma Widgets for KDE with Screenshots

Since the introduction of Plasma widgets in KDE4, the whole desktop took a new direction, starting to become a more interactive way to communicate with the user, to say nothing about the fact that a desktop with widgets will look more beautiful than a plain, icon-only desktop. Read more

OPNFV Adds Chinese Telecom to Open Source NFV/SDN Partnership

The Linux Foundation's OPNFV project won a significant endorsement this week from China-based ZTE Corporation, which stands to increase the global reach of the open source network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative. Based in Shenzen, China, ZTE is a major manufacturer of telecom... Read more

Elive 2.4.5 beta released

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.4.5 Read more