Linux 6.3 released, Bootlin contributions inside

Linux 6.3 has been released yesterday, right on schedule. As usual, see the articles that covered the 6.3 merge window (part 1 and part 2) as well as the KernelNewbies page.

For this release, Bootlin engineers contributed a total of 66 commits, with the following highlights:

  • Alexandre Belloni, as the RTC subsystem maintainer, contributed a number of patches to RTC drivers: add support for ACPI-based probing to two RTC drivers, convert a number of RTC drivers to use the fwnode API to retrieve IRQ flags
  • Alexis Lothoré contributed a fix for a regression in the FPGA subsystem
  • Clément Léger contributed a fix for a reference count issue found while testing Device Tree overlays and also contributed a minor cleanup to the pcs-rzn1-miic he contributed sometime ago.
  • Hervé Codina contributed a full new driver to support the USB Device controller found in Renesas RZ/N1 processors: renesas_usbf, together with the corresponding Device Tree binding description, Device Tree files updates, as well as an update to the Renesas clock driver
  • Hervé Codina also contributed two new audio codec drivers: one for the Renesas IDT821034 codec and one for the Infineon PEB2466 codec
  • Miquèl Raynal contributed a significant number of updates to the IEEE 802.15.4 stack of the Linux kernel, most notably implementing passive scanning support as well as beaconing support.
  • Paul Kocialkowski contributed a number of fixes for the Allwinner sun6i-csi camera interface driver, the Allwinner MIPI CSI2 bridge driver as well as the Allwinner sun6i-isp ISP driver, following previous contributions he made on all those multimedia drivers

Here are the details of our contributions, commit by commit:

Author: Thomas Petazzoni

Thomas Petazzoni is Bootlin's co-owner and CEO. Thomas joined Bootlin in 2008 as a kernel and embedded Linux engineer, became CTO in 2013, and co-owner/CEO in 2021. More details...

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