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Re: ODROID-C2 and board support in general

On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:36 AM, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:

> Indeed. Numerous boards will work with mainline kernel and even mainline
> u-boot, but require non-free "firmware" (raspberry pi, odroid-xu4) to
> even boot.

Are there any ARM SoCs with libre embedded boot ROMs (the read-only
software burned into the CPU that runs before anything else)?

re RPi firmware: there is work going on to support the VC4 chip in the
RPi for GCC/LLVM, which will allow libre software to be compiled for
the RPi VC4 chip, which is the chip that is responsible for starting
the ARM chip on the RPi. There are also folks working on software for
the VC4 chip to be able to turn on the ARM chip. Some details in this




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