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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
October 21 & October 25 | Co-Located Events, Tutorials, & Workshops
October 22-24 | Conference
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Monday, October 22 • 16:15 - 16:55
From One Architecture to Many: Porting OpenMandriva to AArch64, armv7hnl, RISC-V and Ryzen - Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkränzer, OpenMandriva

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OpenMandriva - a desktop-centric Linux distribution - has been around (under different names, starting with Mandrake Linux) on x86 machines since 1998 - but with ARM machines rapidly getting to speeds where they can make good desktops, and first boards using the open RISC-V architecture becoming available, being an x86 distribution wasn't good enough - OpenMandriva Lx4 will be released for AArch64 (64-bit ARM) and armv7hnl (32-bit ARMv7 with NEON FPU), and a RISC-V port is in the works.

Also, Ryzen processors have emerged as an x86 CPU that can benefit from different optimizations than a typical Intel box, and we're taking up the challenge of building a special spin optimized for those processors.

This talk shows what we had to do in order to get from x86-only to supporting most interesting architectures, problems faced, and how to overcome them.

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Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkränzer

Developer and more, LinDev
Bernhard "Bero" Rosenkränzer has been involved in Open Source development ever since getting curious about a stack of 73 floppy disks containing a new operating system in 1994. He is the current president of the OpenMandriva Association, and works on Open Source in his own development... Read More →


Monday October 22, 2018 16:15 - 16:55 BST
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