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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

Principal Technologist, LinDev / Huawei
Bernhard "bero" Rosenkraenzer has been involved in Linux/Open Source development ever since he got curious about a stack of 84 floppy disks back in the mid-1990s, and couldn't get his hands off it after realizing the entire OS came with source code. He currently works as a Principal... Read More →

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