• Android

    • The first stable Juice builds have been created and integrated into Linaro's automated testing infrastructure LAVA. The builds allow early Android development to begin on upcoming ARMv8 Models. The builds have been tested against 40 manual and 60 automated tests that cover all aspects of the platform including core Android feature testing and platform use.
    • Platform Work
      • The first step of the android-build front-end update for new build program has been landed.
      • Origen and Versatile Express manifests have been consolidated into a single manifest.
      • linaro-android-tools were developed to improve development time for kernel developers. Details can be found in the following link
      • The android-build scripts have been cleaned up and should work from Ubuntu 10.04 and work for restricted builds as well.
      • busybox was upgraded to 1.21
    • Enablement
      • Audio Playback for panda is fixed.
      • External sdcard issue on pandaboard and origenquad was fixed.
    • LAVA/Testing
      • Third party benchmark suite is updated to use the uiautomator testing framework.
  • Developer Platform

    • CI bring up: Arndale
      • Add binary pre-bootloader package for Arndale (BL1)
      • Include Arndale support into Linaro U-Boot
      • Update u-boot-linaro source package to build a binary package for Arndale
      • Update edk2-uefi source package to build a binary package for Arndale
      • Rebase Rony's tree on linux-linaro
      • Send a pull request to linux-linaro
      • Pulls Arndale support into Linux Linaro
      • Create a linux-linaro package for Arndale
      • Add linaro-image-tools support for Arndale
      • Add package-and-publish linux linaro CI job for Arndale
      • Add hwpack configurations for Arndale
      • Setup CI job for Arndale hwpack daily builds
      • Create a pre-built image for Arndale
    • Enable 64bit HipHop VM development in OpenEmbedded

      • Build dwarfutils, libmcrypt, libmemcached, memcached, onig, google-glog and libevent 1.4.14b with Facebook patch
      • Mark libdwarf and libunwind and google-perftools as optional (JIT requirement)
      • Create meta-toolchain-hhvm
    • Porting userspace applications for ARMv8
      • LP #1087757 fuse not building for aarch64
      • LP #1088941 attr needs xattr syscall numbers for Aarch64
      • LP #1090273 libaio needs aarch64 support
      • LP #1092128 xserver-xorg needs Aarch64 defines
      • LP #1092136 cmake: byte order unknown
      • LP #1095309 nspr needs aarch64 support
    • Merge ARMv8 support into OpenEmbedded

      • Merged slang, libffi, libart-lgpl, ghostscript, cmake, linux-libc-headers, libav, oprofile, python-numpy, xserver-xorg, gmp, attr, libaio, fuse and nspr changes into OE (and upstream if applicable)
    • Create Toolchain validation setup
      • Add options to jenkins-setup scripts to pass architecture and GCC version
      • Add ARMv7a gcc-4.7 and gcc-4.6 LAMP builds to ci.linaro.org
      • Update CI jobs publishing to snapshots.linaro.org
      • Merge changes in toolchain-layer
    • Linux Linaro 3.8-rc4 2013.01 released
      • Based off linux-linaro-core-tracking tree, llct-20130123.0 tag
        • Based off v3.8-rc4
        • Updated linaro-android-3.8 topic by John Stultz
        • Gator version 5.13
        • big.LITTLE MP version master-v14
        • eMMC patches from Kernel WG
      • Updated Versatile Express patches from ARM LT
      • Updated patches from Samsung LT: Arndale support added
      • Ethernet fixes for Snowball: ethernet works OK now
      • A patch to enable perf in Android by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
      • Ashmem patch by Serban Constantinescu
      • VExpress64 support (both RTSM and Foundation models)
    • Linaro U-Boot 2013.01.1 released
      • LP #1103004 [Arndale] u-boot-linaro lacks pxeboot support
    • OpenEmbedded ARMv8 build has been updated

      • Toolchain updated to Linaro GCC 4.7 2013.01
      • Kernel updated to Linux Linaro 3.8-rc4
      • LP #1068138 syslogd segfault on shutdown
      • LP #1081058 No spinlock support in PostgreSQL
      • LP #1087757 fuse not building for aarch64
      • LP #1092128 xserver-xorg needs Aarch64 defines
      • LP #1096072 generate objarch.h for ghostscript
      • LP #1096073 Generate art_config.h for libart-lgpl
      • LP #1099405 Kernel/bootwrapper are broken preventing OE images to boot
      • LP #1102289 genericarmv8 kernel patches doesn't apply to 3.8-rc4
      • LP #1102910 cannot access shell prompt
  • Graphics

  • Infrastructure

  • Kernel

    • Android upstreaming
      • Mempressure cgroup got an lwn article: https://lwn.net/Articles/531077

      • keyreset work got an initial patch queued with the input driver for 3.9
      • alarm-dev compat_ioctl support for 32-app on 64bit-kernel is queued for 3.9
      • First pass implementation of extended ashmem unit test completed
      • ashmem compat_ioctl support reworked to include feedback from lkml
    • ux500
      • conversion to common clock got several patchsets merged upstream by Torvalds
      • now uses sparse IRQs and accepted in ARM SoC
    • EHCI refactoring separated mxc, spear, orion and tegra host controller driver from ehci-hcd into its own driver modules
    • Research impact on kernel size for multi-platform configs
      • Gather kernel image and runtime size data for i.MX platform with multiplatform config support
    • AB8500 GPIO shape-up
      • Prepare a patch to move the driver to the pinctrl subsystem
      • Prepare a patch series converting the driver to a pinctrl driver
      • Prepare a patch set to align internal STE code to upstream
      • Prepare a v2 patch set to align internal STE code to upstream
      • Merge the moval patch into the pinctrl subsystem
      • Merge the alignment patch set into the pinctrl tree
      • Merge the pinctrl conversion patches into the pinctrl subsystem
    • Android upstreaming: Ashmem
      • Review Minchan's v5 vma based approach
    • Android keyreset driver upstreaming
      • Fix bug in Dmitry's version
      • Send counter proposal to Dmitry's code
      • Ping'eg maintainer after no feedback was given to Jan 06's submission
      • Got feedback from maintainer
      • Reviewed maintainer's version of the patch - found a possible flaw
      • Communicated with maintanier detailing the flaw and scenario to reproduce
      • Version of the latest patch was queued for 3.9, even with potential flaw
    • Android upstreaming: Lowmem
      • Anton sent out non RFC version of mempressure cgroup patchset, got ack from Kirill A. Shutemov
      • Anton's work was written up in an lwn article https://lwn.net/Articles/531077/

    • Depopulate the ux500 and plat-nomadik <mach/*> and <plat/*>

      • Propose a patch removing the <mach/id.h> include

      • Propose a patch to remove <mach/irqs.h> dependency in pinctrl-nomadik.c

      • Await an ACK for the dependent patch for <mach/id.h> removal

      • Send a pull request for the <mach/id.h> removal branch

    • Refactor USB Host Drivers
      • Write Orine host controller driver to separate from ehci-hcd host code into its own driver module
    • Android alarm-dev compat_ioctl support
      • Implement first draft at adding a compat_ioctl
      • Reworked first draft (had build issues w/ 32bit)
      • Test first draft compat_ioctl
      • Send out first draft to Serban
      • Sent out first draft to lkml
      • Got feedback from Colin that lets me further simplify the alarm-dev driver
      • Implement Colin's suggestion
      • Send out second draft to lkml
      • Get patches queued for merging (Greg picked them up for 3.9)
      • Generate PASS/FAIL unit test and send out to Zach/Appala for integration into LAVA
    • Refactor EHCI controller code
      • Separate the mxc,spear,orion and tegra host controller driver from ehci-hcd into its own driver modules
    • Improve eMMC Power Management Support
      • Prepare patches for fixup I/O voltage switch in protocol layer
      • Prepare patches for adapt sdhci host driver to new sequence for how I/O voltage switch is done
    • Support for EMMC 4.5 and UFS
      • Submit /integrate patches for fixing Power Off Notify issues
  • Power Management

    • Integration tree to bring together big.LITTLE MP related work
      • Create V14 branch of big LITTLE MP tree
      • Release V14 branch of big LITTLE MP tree
    • DVFS for the Common Clock Framework
      • improve re-parenting in clk_set_rate
      • create new clk-next branch based on 3.8-rcN
      • brainstorm alternative locking mechanism
    • Thermal framework enhancements for non-ACPI platforms
      • Get feedback from thermal tests PM-QA for all platforms and enable by default in LAVA
    • sched: modify timer and workqueue framework to allow migration
      • Get patches reviewed and accepted in mainline
      • Analyse users of workqueue subsystem to check which drivers would break by migrating work to other cpus, total of 1200 drivers found
      • Implement queue_work_on_any_cpu() type interfaces
    • Upstream stericsson u8500 suspend driver
      • Get clear the kernel requirements/constrains about suspend codes
      • Check the issue of rtc alarm doesn't work
    • cpuidle: testsuite in PM-QA
      • Understand the existing tests
    • Upstream stericsson ab8500 thermal driver using new thermal framework
      • Keep reviewing and tracking patches for new thermal framework
      • Send out patches for upstreaming
    • Linaro PM QA 0.4.0 released
  • Toolchain

    • Linaro GCC 4.7 2013.01 released, based off GCC 4.7.2+svn194772
      • Includes arm/aarch64-4.7-branch up to svn revision 194808
      • Support for the rev16 and revsh instructions
      • A15 Neon pipeline backported from trunk
      • FMA intrinsic backported from trunk
      • Better extending core to NEON transfers
      • Fused multiply-add support
      • LP #1088898 regression of x86 gcc bootstrap with Linaro sourcebase
      • LP #1067766 Backport support for arm-linux-gnueabihf to GCC Linaro
      • LP #1084010 __atomic_load doesn't match ACQUIRE memory model

    • Linaro GCC 4.6 2013.01 released, based off GCC 4.6.3+svn194771
    • AArch64 Boehm GC port upstreamed
    • Multimedia filters in WebP submitted for upstream approval.
    • Linaro Toolchain Binaries 2013.01 released, updated to latest Linaro GCC 4.7 2013.01
  • LAVA

    • Filters now support a "compare" feature that allows comparing the results of two different jobs.
    • Filters results can now be downloaded as JSON data so people can generate their own custom reports.
    • Galaxy Nexus support added
    • pre-built CI images converted to use lava-test-shell
  • LEG

    • Linaro UEFI 2013.01 released. Highlights include fixes for native building of UEFI on ARM platforms and improvements to flashing images on Arndale boards.
      • imgburn.sh: add parameters and defaults
      • panda: Enable native building for Pandaboard
      • LP #1091447 UEFI: A9 crashes on boot with ATAGS
    • Linaro GRUB 2013.01 released.
      • Merge in latest upstream changes, including nested function removal.
      • Add cache line size probing for clean/invalidate operations
      • Fix a bug in D-cache clean operation.
      • Made code, especially Linux loader, more generic.

Cycles/1301/Release/Highlights (last modified 2013-02-05 12:16:43)