Introducing the ARM 64-bit Architecture

2012-Jul-09 | Tags: arm

Start64!ARM announced a few days ago, on July 6th, that they posted a set of Linux kernel patches, implementing support for the AArch64 architecture, also known as the ARM 64-bit architecture.

The initial support for the ARMv8 64-bit architecture has been added by ARM in the Linux kernel via a set of 36 patches.

"The AArch64 Linux port follows the guidance for new architecture ports using generic headers (including unistd.h) and as much generic code as possible (some library functions may be later optimised, based on benchmarking results)."