Non-SoC target for ARM64

Tomasz Maciej Nowak tmn505 at
Thu Jun 1 12:18:49 PDT 2023

W dniu 1.06.2023 o 18:58, Philip Prindeville pisze:
> Hi,


> I'm thinking about the utility of being able to build a generalized ARM64 image (not "armvirt") for bring up on new platforms for testing.
> There are a lot of generalized computing platforms like the Ampere Altra servers that you might want to use as in inbound Apache proxy server, a load balancer, a traffic shaper, etc.
> Can we add a generic target for ARM64 just as x86_64 (or x86/64) is the generic AMD64 target?
> I'd like something that I could easily run on a Graviton2 or Altra or Ten64, etc.
> Also not clear to me why the various ARM targets like "layerscape", "imx", "octeontx", etc. don't live under a common directory.
> Yes, ARM is more optimized for SoCs that have I/O on-chip and hence there's less mix-n-match compared to x86, but it's not completely unheard of either.
> What do you all think of adding a generic target for aarch64?
> And how awful would refactoring arm and aarch64 be?

Did You overlook this message ? Posted a week ago.
It's modifying armvirt target to boot it effortlessly on arm64 hardware.
The name of target stays but that's only a name.

> Thanks,
> -Philip



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