[Arm-dev] Raspberry Pi 3 and Aarch64 image?

Jim Perrin jperrin at centos.org
Wed Jul 27 14:06:45 UTC 2016

On 07/27/2016 06:43 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 27/07/16 00:23, Jim Perrin wrote:
>> On 07/26/2016 05:18 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>>> On 26/07/16 22:08, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>>> I'm having trouble finding an Aarch64 image for a Raspberry Pi
>>>> 3. The Raspberry Pi 3 was selected as a test device because
>>>> its ARMv8.
>>>> Does Cent have any Aarch64 images for the Model 3?
>>> There is no ARMv8 support for the raspberry pi3 as far as I
>>> know, there are some efforts to try and get its bootloader (?)
>>> and display (?) which are 32bit only, mapped in - but most of
>>> those efforts seem to have stalled. My info might be a bit dated
>>> now, but I've not seen much change in that space since May this
>>> year.
>>> The RaspberryPi foundation folks have publicly stated that while
>>> they wont stop community doing the engineering to get the work
>>> done to boot a 64bit distro, they are not going to support the
>>> effort themselves nor actually participate in anyway.
>> It seems the community has gotten some work done to make this
>> happen,
> Where is this work happening ? I cant seem to find any mention beyond
> 'the 32bit firmware cant boot a 64bit kernel, so there needs to be
> some magic in the kernel to switch, and noone is keen on doing that
> work' ( this is across many threads on the rpi site itself. Their own
> github issues seem to also be stalled with no real activity there.

Some of it went into u-boot's upstream already ->

And also kraxel has fedora arm64 images now ->

Jim Perrin
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