Linux 3.7 Kernel To Support Multiple ARM Platforms - Slashdot

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Fri Oct 5 01:45:33 EDT 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:17 AM, Sameer Verma <sverma at> wrote:
> "Up until now there has been a separate Linux kernel build for each of
> the ARM platforms or SoCs, which is one of the several problems when
> it comes to ARM based Linux. The merging of ARM multi-platform support
> into Linux 3.7 will put an end to this problem, enabling the new
> kernel to not only target multiple platforms but also be more in line
> with its x86 counterpart."

It supports basically 3 usable platforms at the moment, and likely not
all components of them. It's a marker point in what began just prior
to 3.0 with the ARM rant from Linus. There's still along way to go.
You should see the first Fedora kernel supporting this in the coming
weeks on 3 "server" platforms.


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