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Free Electrons proposes an I3C subsystem for the Linux kernel

At the end of 2016, the MIPI consortium has finalized the first version of its I3C specification, a new communication bus that aims at replacing older busses like I2C or SPI. According to the specification, I3C gets closer to SPI … Continue reading

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Linux 4.12, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released the 4.12 Linux kernel a week ago, in what is the second biggest kernel release ever by number of commits. As usual, LWN had a very nice coverage of the major new features and improvements: first … Continue reading

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Beyond boot testing: custom tests with LAVA

Since April 2016, we have our own automated testing infrastructure to validate the Linux kernel on a large number of hardware platforms. We use this infrastructure to contribute to the KernelCI project, which tests every day the Linux kernel. However, … Continue reading

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Linux 4.11, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released this Sunday Linux 4.11. For an overview of the new features provided by this new release, one can read the coverage from LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. The KernelNewbies site also has a … Continue reading

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Free Electrons and Raspberry Pi Linux kernel upstreaming

For a few months, Free Electrons has been helping the Raspberry Pi Foundation upstream to the Linux kernel a number of display related features for the Rasperry Pi platform. The main goal behind this upstreaming process is to get rid … Continue reading

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Linux 4.9 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released the 4.9 Linux kernel yesterday, as was expected. With 16214 non-merge commits, this is by far the busiest kernel development cycle ever, but in large part due to the merging of thousands of commits to add … Continue reading

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Software architecture of Free Electrons’ lab

As stated in a previous blog post, we officially launched our lab on 2016, April 25th and it is contributing to KernelCI since then. In a series of blog post, we’d like to present in details how our lab is … Continue reading

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Hardware infrastructure of Free Electrons’ lab

As stated in a previous blog post, we officially launched our lab on 2016, April 25th and it is contributing to KernelCI since then. In a series of blog post, we’d like to present in details how our lab is … Continue reading

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Linux 4.8 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.8 has been released on Sunday by Linus Torvalds, with numerous new features and improvements that have been described in details on LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. KernelNewbies also has an updated page on the 4.8 … Continue reading

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Linux 4.7 statistics: Free Electrons engineer #2 contributor

LWN.net has published yesterday an article containing statistics for the 4.7 development cycle. This article is available for LWN.net subscribers only during the coming week, and will then be available for everyone, free of charge. It turns out that Boris … Continue reading

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