It is an exciting time for Linux on RISC-V, the open instruction set (ISA) that is quickly gaining critical mass. I will introduce the pieces needed to boot Linux on RISC-V including the Privileged Architecture, OpenSBI and U-Boot, and how that fits into the upcoming RISC-V Platform Specification. I will break down support for existing hardware and current upstreaming efforts. I will also discuss how the arch/riscv maintenance guidelines try to avoid unnecessary churn as the landscape of RISC-V extensions continues to evolve.
Drew Fustini, Baylibre