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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
The GPU processor actually controls most things on the board, at boot I think you can set something to pick how much RAM the ARM CPU gets given and how much the GPU does.
What would be a real laugh was if their secondary CPU was running Linux, but I think its some proprietary embedded OS.
Airlie: raspberry pi drivers are NOT useful
Posted Oct 26, 2012 5:19 UTC (Fri) by gdt (subscriber, #6284)
...I think its some proprietary embedded OS.
ThreadX from Express Logic.
I don't understand the objections based on performance and value for money. The kernel has supported some real shockers over the years. Sure, tell people it is a bad buy if that's what you think, although for A$38 no one is expecting much. But I read your blog posting as excluding any RPi graphics drivers based on some sort of Linux community equivalent to a Consumer reports review.
The whole chip design does have "free as in freedom" issues, because of the predominant position of the VideoCore core and its software. What we are really talking about is a closed platform with a ARM co-processor, and there's no doubt that the RPi Foundation has sold their product as being more than that. But I can't see why that should preclude Linux support for the ARM co-processor.
Posted Oct 26, 2012 5:43 UTC (Fri) by airlied (subscriber, #9104)
I doubt anyone will rewrite said crappy code to a level that any kernel hacker would find acceptable, just look at the usb code.
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