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Linaro Engineering: ARMv8 activity
Linaro is making toolchains and software images for AArch64 (the 64-bit execution state of ARMv8) available to interested developers.
ARM provides an overview of the ARMv8 architecture, the AArch64 execution state and the A64 instruction set:
For a deep dive into ARMv8, the ARMv8-A Architecture Reference Manual is now publicly available from ARM:
(Please note that free registration is required to be able to download as per the previous ARM ARM and other documentation on ARM infocenter)
As there is currently limited availability of ARMv8 hardware, software development for AArch64/A64 has been done using software models also called virtual platforms. This approach has been used in many open source projects. The Linaro provided downloads and ARM’s Fast Models virtual platform enables you to boot a virtual ARMv8 system, run 64-bit binaries and start developing code for ARMv8.
The OpenEmbedded Engineering Builds for ARM's Virtual Platforms contain Boot Firmware and Linux Kernel images and a selection of Root filesystems. The most recent releases can be found here:
We provide pre-built versions of Linaro GCC and Linaro GDB that target either a Linaro Engineering Build or a bare-metal target. The most recent releases can be found here:
|Versatile Express 64-bit (Support files)||2013.12||13.12|
We provide pre-built versions of Linaro GCC and Linaro GDB that target either a Linaro Engineering Build or a bare-metal target.
|gcc-linaro 4.8 (Aarch64, GNU/Linux)||4.8-2013.12||13.12|
|gcc-linaro 4.7 (Aarch64, GNU/Linux)||4.7-2013.04||13.04|
If you wish to rebuild the kernel, please see the "Building From Source" tab in release notes for the latest kernel
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