Author Archives: Thomas Petazzoni

About Thomas Petazzoni

Thomas Petazzoni is an embedded Linux and kernel engineer at Free Electrons. He is a lead developer of Buildroot and also a contributor to the Linux kernel. More details...

Free Electrons contributes Linux support for a first ARM64 platform: Marvell Armada 3700

Over the last years, Free Electrons has become a strong participant to the Linux ARM kernel community, with our engineers upstreaming support for numerous ARM 32 bits platforms. Now, with ARM64 becoming more and more mainstream, our focus in 2016 … Continue reading

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Seminar “Porting Linux on an ARM board”, materials available

On December 10th 2015, Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni gave a half-day seminar on the topic of Porting Linux on an ARM board in Toulouse, France. This seminar covers topics like porting the bootloader, understanding the concept of the Device … Continue reading

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Device Tree on ARM article in French OpenSilicium magazine

Our French readers are most likely aware of the existence of a magazine called OpenSilicium, a magazine dedicated to embedded technologies, with frequent articles on platforms like the Raspberry Pi, the BeagleBone Black, topics like real-time, FPGA, Android and many … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at FOSDEM and the Buildroot Developers Meeting

The FOSDEM conference will take place on January 30-31 in Brussels, Belgium. Like every year, there are lots of interesting talks for embedded developers, starting from the Embedded, Mobile and Automotive Devroom, but also the Hardware track, the Graphics track. … Continue reading

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Linux 4.4, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.4 has been released, a week later than the normal schedule in order to allow kernel developers to recover from the Christmas/New Year period. As usual, LWN has covered the 4.4 cycle merge window, in two articles: part 1 … Continue reading

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Linux 4.3 released, Free Electrons contributions inside

The 4.3 kernel release has been released just a few days ago. For details about the big new features in this release, we as usual recommend to read LWN.net articles covering the merge window: part 1, part 2 and part … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at the Linux Kernel Summit 2015

The Linux Kernel Summit is, as Wikipedia says, an annual gathering of the top Linux kernel developers, and is an invitation-only event. In 2012 and 2013, several Free Electrons engineers have been invited and participated to a sub-event of the … Continue reading

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Linux 4.2 released, Free Electrons contributions inside

Linus Torvalds has released last sunday the 4.2 release of the Linux kernel. LWN.net covered the merge window of this 4.2 release cycle in 3 parts (part 1, part 2 and part 3), giving a lot of details about the … Continue reading

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Free Electrons talks at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe

The Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2015 will take place on October 5-7 in Dublin, Ireland. As usual, the entire Free Electrons engineering team will participate to the event, as we believe it is one of the great way for our … Continue reading

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Linux 4.1 released, Free Electrons 17th contributing company

Linus Torvalds recently released the 4.1 Linux kernel, for which LWN.net gave a good description of the major new features: 4.1 Merge window, part 1, 4.1 Merge window, part 2, The 4.1 merge window closes. As usual, Free Electrons engineers … Continue reading

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