Linaro Server Summit

Registered by Stephen Doel on 2011-09-14

This Summit brings together the different players with the aim of helping ensure that Linux based ARM servers can be brought to market as soon as the hardware is available.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
David Rusling
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Loïc Minier
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

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Sprints

Whiteboard

Boot architecture
* Short-term:
- GRUB compatibility (grub configuration parsing vs. GRUB U-Boot/Barebox application, U-Boot/Barebox ABI)
- zboot (zImage support)
* Long-term: UEFI

OCTO UEFI Exploration - see the requirement @ https://linaro-public.papyrs.com/public/4110/OCTO2011-UEFI-EXPLORATION

This work is in conjunction with the ARM Landing Team's RealView based UEFI work. Essentially, OCTO wants to explore, initially at least, various aspects of UEFI that are important for ARM based Servers. OCTO also wishes to act as a catalyst, getting wider UEFI support on member platforms (in a similar manner to OCTO's device tree and hard float ABI work).

- Set up a UEFI git repository based on EDK2, this includes applying the ARM specific patches etc
- Integrate UEFI with LAVA on at least one member platform
- Add support for one or more Linaro member low cost evaluation boards
- Ensure that Linaro built kernels can be booted via EUFI as well as uboot (using device tree / ATAGs), this may raise problems - that need solving along the way. In particular, look at booting LXC Server images initially. An interesting experiment would be to boot Android kernels this way.

Explore:
- Image format support - zImage, bzImage
- Partition types - GPT
- PXE support

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Work Items