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Adhemerval Zanella
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GLIBC improvements and what to expect in future Linux distributions
Thursday, July 15, 2021
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This blog covers the recent glibc improvements in an architecture specific way (with a special emphasis on aarch64) while also highlighting generic features to show developers and s...

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Linaro Developers make an impact in Linux Kernel 5.13 release
Thursday, July 1, 2021
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Earlier this week the 5.13 Linux Kernel was released. It featured Linaro yet again in the top twenty for both developers and employers. In this blog, we asked Linaro's kernel...

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Porting common Linux tools into Morello Architecture
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Morello is a research program developed by Arm in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. Its aim is to develop and use a Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions (CHERI) architecture....

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Ensuring optimal performance through enhanced kernel testing
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
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Linaro created LKFT - Linaro’s Kernel Functional Test framework - to help improve the quality of the Linux kernel through functional testing on Arm hardware. While functional testing plays a...

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MCUboot becomes a Linaro Community Project
Thursday, June 17, 2021
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On Thursday 17 June the MCUboot Project joined the Linaro Community Projects Division, the division of Linaro managing open source community projects, including Trusted Firmware and OpenAMP. MCUboot is a...

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Francois Ozog
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Arm Transfers CMSIS-Pack Technology to Linaro
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
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To address the challenges facing software combability for IoT and embedded microcontroller devices, Arm is transferring [CMSIS-Pack technology](https://developer.arm.com/tools-and-software/embedded/cmsis/cmsis-packs) to the Linaro IoT and Embedded Group under a new project named...

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Loic Poulain
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Upstreaming support for Qualcomm PCie modems
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) is a form of wireless network that relies on telecommunication technologies such as 3G or 4G cellular networks for transferring data, specifically IP packets, and...

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Ilias Apalodimas
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Linaro releases LEDGE Reference Platform v0.2
Thursday, May 20, 2021
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In an effort to empower any organization to easily create a Linux distribution for vertical markets, focusing on the high level features of the operating system, Linaro has created the...

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Nicolas Dechesne
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Highlights from Linaro Connect on Qualcomm technologies and open source software
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Linaro plays a key role in the Qualcomm ecosystem, employing several developers and maintainers of key Qualcomm subsystems and drivers. In this blog we list the sessions presented at the...

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Alex Bennée
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The many and varied uses of QEMU
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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QEMU is a versatile virtual machine monitor (VMM) and emulator that is used extensively by Linaro and it's members. While most people may be familiar with it's use in hardware...

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Omair Javaid
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How to use LLDB to debug SVE enabled applications
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
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In the past year Linaro completed development and upstreaming of SVE support in LLDB debugger which is now available in the LLVM 12.0 release. This means there is now complete...

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Linaro Developers top 5.12 Kernel release
Thursday, April 29, 2021
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The 5.12 Kernel was released this week and saw several of Linaro's engineers in the top list of contributors for changed lines and changesets. Linaro also featured in the lists...

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Yvan Roux
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Reducing code size with LLVM Machine Outliner on 32-bit Arm targets
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Machine Outliner helps reduce compile time and improve performance by allowing you to replace a chunk of consecutive statements with a call to a new function containing those statements. In...

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The shift towards HPC AI and why it is needed
Thursday, March 18, 2021
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In this blog, Linaro Director Paul Isaac's talks about the shift from traditional data centers, the need for scaling and intelligent decision making and how Linaro is addressing these needs...

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Everton Constantino
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Optimizing TensorFlow Convolution Performance on Aarch64
Thursday, March 11, 2021
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In this blog, Linaro engineer Everton Constantino talks about how Linaro improved TensorFlow convolution performance on Aarch64. Using an experimental branch, Tensorflow is able to achieve up to 7% better...

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Upstream camera support for Qualcomm platforms
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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Since 2017 Linaro has worked with Qualcomm to enable camera support on their platforms. In this blog, Linaro engineer Robert Foss talks about how the Open Source CAMSS driver (with...

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Linaro Engineering Highlights - January 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
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January highlight's include a blog from Georgi Djakov on Saving Power & Improving Performance With Dynamic Interconnect Scaling, an article on creating Portable and Reproducible Kernel Builds with TuxMake, plus...

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Linaro Engineering Highlights - December 2020
Friday, January 8, 2021
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This edition of the monthly Engineering Highlights is feature packed with several updates, together with a roundup on the year of some of the key projects.

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Ilias Apalodimas
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Protected UEFI Variables With U-Boot
Monday, January 4, 2021
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Critical system variables, like the UEFI ones, must be protected against a variety of attacks. On Arm servers and desktops, which typically run EDK2, dedicated flashes are used. Those would...

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Georgi Djakov
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History Of The Interconnect Framework
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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The Interconnect API is a framework for configuring the on-chip interconnects in the system. The framework tunes the system for the best power and performance while taking into account the...

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A Year In The Life Of The STG Group
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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In this article we look at the work from just one of Linaro's many engineering teams - System Technologies Group (STG). This group have been very busy as usual, introducing...

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Linaro Engineering Highlights - November 2020
Monday, December 14, 2020
9 mins read

The November highlights are full of the latest updates and news from Linaro. Topics include; LITE updates, MCUboot & a new Linaro Community Project, Security and Zephyr updates. Plus, future...