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Seventh RISC-V Workshop: Day One
37 points by bshankshttp://www.lowrisc.org/blog/2017/11/seventh-risc-v-workshop-day-...
rwmj - 53 minutes ago
For those not following RISC-V closely, 2018 promises to be an
interesting year:* 64 bit hardware will be available from SiFive.
It'll be low-ish end, 4 application cores, but it'll run real Linux
distros. SiFive are already shipping early hardware to various
partners.* Linux 4.15 will ship with RISC-V support. It's
available in RC releases now. (-rc1 was 3 days ago I think)* glibc
will ship RISC-V support. That'll happen in February 2018. I
think it's not appreciated how important this is. It means there
will be a stable ABI to develop against, and we won't need to re-
bootstrap Linux distros again.* GCC and binutils have been upstream
for a while.* A lot of other projects have been holding off
integrating RISC-V-related support and patches until RISC-V "gets
real", ie. it's really available in the kernel, there's hardware.
These projects are unblocked.* Fedora and Debian bootstrapping will
kick off (again). [Disclaimer: I'm the Fedora/RISC-V maintainer,
but I'm also getting everything upstream and coordinating with
Debian]* There'll be finalized specs for virtualization, no
hardware though.* There should be at least a solid draft of a spec
for industrial/server hardware. Of course no server-class hardware
available for a while.
jabl - 1 hours ago
And day two: http://www.lowrisc.org/blog/2017/11/seventh-