svn commit: r45773 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

From: Warren Block <wblock_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:43:06 +0000 (UTC)
Author: wblock
Date: Fri Oct 10 20:43:06 2014
New Revision: 45773
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/45773

Log:
  Add arm64 report.

Modified:
  head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-07-2014-09.xml

Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-07-2014-09.xml
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_at__at_ -1487,4 +1487,62 _at__at_
       </task>
     </help>
   </project>
+
+  <project cat="arch">
+    <title>FreeBSD/arm64</title>
+
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Andrew</given>
+	  <common>Turner</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>andrew_at_FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+
+    <links>
+      <url href="http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/projects/arm64/" />
+    </links>
+
+    <body>
+      <p>Arm64 is the name of the in-progress port of &os; to the
+	ARMv8 CPU when it is in AArch64 mode.  Until recently, all ARM
+	CPU designs were 32-bit only.  With the introduction of the
+	ARMv8 architecture, ARM has added a new 64-bit mode.  This new
+	mode has been named AArch64.</p>
+
+      <p>Since the last status report, &os; has started to execute
+	userland instructions.  This includes implementing more of the
+	needed kernel functions to handle creation of processes.
+	Using clang to compile userland has found a few issues with
+	the version in the base system.  These issues are expected to
+	be resolved when clang 3.5 is imported.</p>
+
+      <p>Initial support for device drivers has been added.  This
+	includes the start of the <tt>bus_space</tt> functions and
+	interrupt handling.  This allowed the existing timer and
+	interrupt controller drivers from armv6 to be used as these
+	devices are similar.  The FDT data is now being passed from
+	the loader to the kernel using the standard mechanism.</p>
+
+      <p>The pmap implementation has been changed to be based on the
+	amd64 code.  This fixes a number of issues with the old
+	implementation.</p>
+    </body>
+
+    <help>
+      <task>
+	<p>Boot to multi-user mode</p>
+      </task>
+
+      <task>
+	<p>Get dynamic libraries working</p>
+      </task>
+
+      <task>
+	<p>Test on real hardware</p>
+      </task>
+    </help>
+  </project>
 </report>
Received on Fri Oct 10 2014 - 20:43:06 UTC