In the Linux 5.12 kernel merge window, many new hardware are supported, including some well-known products such as Qualcomm snapdragon 888. In addition, there are some code additions related to arm platform and device tree.Various kernel pull requests from arnd Bergmann were merged on Saturday night, after a week's delay due to the severe winter storm that hindered the work of the merge window.
Some arm / dt highlights of Linux 5.12 include:
-The kernel has reduced 214000 lines of code and deleted many old / outdated arm platforms. This time, efm32, picoxcell, prima2, tango, U300, ZX and arch / C6x have been cancelled.
-Pinetab in Quanzhi A64 code is supported, which was used in early tablet computers.
-Provide support for hard core odroid-hc4 development board.
-Qualcomm snapdragon 888 SOC began to be supported by the kernel, and Qualcomm sdx55 5g modem was also supported by the mainline Linux 5.12 kernel.
-Altra arm in the ampere mount jade server is now supported.
-The new kernel now supports zynq zcu104 reference platform.
-It supports allwinner h616 as a video decoding SOC for Ott and IPTV market. The SOC has four core cortex-a53 processor and Mali G31 GPU.
-Support for aspeed ast2600 system identification.
-Qualcomm SOC identification can now be used for more hardware.
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