How does ARM support for Linux work? Why do they use custom kernels, OS instead of mainline and the typical distros?

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  • Tow-Boot

    An opinionated distribution of U-Boot. — https://matrix.to/#/#Tow-Boot:matrix.org?via=matrix.org

    U-boot is quite the nice project. Any opinion on tow-boot as a tool for it?

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

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  • u-boot

    "Das U-Boot" Source Tree

    Upstream u-boot also supports quite a lot of boards: https://github.com/u-boot/u-boot/tree/master/arch/arm/dts

  • linux

    Linux kernel source tree

    The mainline kernel supports many different architectures, and is far from being centered on x86! See all of them here: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/master/arch

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