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...

Linux 4.6 released, with Free Electrons contributions

The 4.6 version of the Linux kernel was released last Sunday by Linus Torvalds. As usual, LWN.net had a very nice coverage of this development cycle merge window, highlighting the most significant changes and improvements: part 1, part 2 and … Continue reading

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Article on the CHIP in French Linux magazine

Free Electrons engineer and Allwinner platform maintainer Maxime Ripard has written a long article presenting the Nextthing C.H.I.P platform in issue #18 of French magazine OpenSilicium, dedicated to open source in embedded systems. The C.H.I.P has even been used for … Continue reading

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Slides from the Embedded Linux Conference

Two weeks ago, the entire Free Electrons engineering team (9 persons) attended the Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego. We had some really good time there, with lots of interesting talks and useful meetings and discussions. In addition to attending … Continue reading

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Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon becomes Linux NAND subsystem maintainer

Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon has been involved in the support for NAND flashes in the Linux kernel for quite some time. He is the author of the NAND driver for the Allwinner ARM processors, did several improvements to the … Continue reading

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Slides from Collaboration Summit talk on Linux kernel upstreaming

As we announced in a previous blog post, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni gave a talk at the Collaboration Summit 2016 covering the topic of “Upstreaming hardware support in the Linux kernel: why and how?“. The slides of the talk … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributions to Linux 4.5

Linus Torvalds just released Linux 4.5, for which the major new features have been described by LWN.net in three articles: part 1, part 2 and part 3. On a total of 12080 commits, Free Electrons contributed 121 patches, almost exactly … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributing Linux kernel initial support for Annapurna Labs ARM64 Platform-on-Chip

We are happy to announce that on February 8th 2016 we submitted to the mainline Linux kernel the initial support for Annapurna Labs Alpine v2 Platform-on-Chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. See our patch series: [PATCH 0/3] arm64: introduce … Continue reading

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“Porting Linux on ARM” seminar road show in France

In December 2015, Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni gave a half-day seminar “Porting Linux on ARM” in Toulouse (France) in partnership with french organization Captronic. We published the materials used for the seminar shortly after the event. We are happy … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at the Embedded Linux Conference 2016

Like every year for about 10 years, the entire Free Electrons engineering team will participate to the next Embedded Linux Conference, taking place on April 4-6 in San Diego, California. For us, participating to such conferences is very important, as … Continue reading

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Free Electrons speaking at the Linux Collaboration Summit

Free Electrons engineers are regular speakers at the Embedded Linux Conference and Embedded Linux Conference Europe events from the Linux Foundation, to which our entire engineering team participates each year. In 2016, for the first time, we will also be … Continue reading

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