We are happy to announce that on February 8th 2016 we submitted to the mainline Linux kernel the initial support for Annapurna Labs Alpine v2 Platform-on-Chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.
See our patch series:
- [PATCH 0/3] arm64: introduce the Alpine support
- [PATCH 0/6] irqchip: introduce the Alpine MSIX driver
Annapurna Labs was founded in 2011 in Israel. Annapurna Labs provides 32-bit and 64-bit ARM products including chips and subsystems under the Alpine brand for the home NAS, Gateway and WiFi router equipment, see this page for details. The 32-bit version already has support in the official Linux kernel (see alpine.dtsi), and we have started to add support for the quad core 64-bit version, called Alpine v2, which brings significant performance for the home.
This is our initial contribution and we plan to follow it with additional Alpine v2 functionality in the near future.
3 thoughts on “Bootlin contributing Linux kernel initial support for Annapurna Labs ARM64 Platform-on-Chip”
Cool … what’s the current status as of Q1 2017 ?
How does the Alpine AL-212 relate to Alpine v2 ?
January 2019 and I am asking the same. Where is the Alpine AL-212 Linux support status by now?
Thanks for your comment. Bootlin is no longer working on upstreaming support for the Alpine platform, and I don’t think there’s been any other upstreaming effort started. If you want a platform well-supported upstream, Alpine is probably not the best choice.