OpenBSD armv7

OpenBSD/armv7 is a port of OpenBSD to various ARMv7 based systems.

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Current status

The current target platforms are Allwinner A10/A20/A80/H3 (sunxi), Freescale i.MX6 (imx) and TI OMAP3/4 (am335x/beagle/panda). We try to support most of the boards based on those SoCs. A list of supported boards is in the supported hardware section.

There are still a fair number of things to do on each of these boards, however OpenBSD is generally considered to be usable on them. The platform is now self hosting, however there is no SMP support. Networking is working on am335x, imx, panda and Allwinner A10/A20/H3.

Supported hardware

A note on the platforms and the associated boards: OpenBSD/armv7 bundles various platforms sharing the ARM v7 architecture. Due to the fact that there are many System on a Chips (SoC) around, OpenBSD/armv7 differentiates between various SoCs and may have a different level of support between them. All devices based on the i.MX6 are referred to as imx, all devices based on A10/A20/A80/H3 are referred to as sunxi. The boards with an OMAP 3/4 SoC are subdivided into am335x (for BeagleBone), beagle (for BeagleBoard) and panda (for PandaBoard).




No real time clock: Many of the armv7 devices do not have a battery-backed real time clock. For this reason, using the -s option of OpenNTPD may be desirable.

Getting and installing

The latest supported OpenBSD/armv7 release is OpenBSD 6.2. Here are the OpenBSD/armv7 installation instructions.

Snapshots are made available from time to time, in this location as well as in a few mirrors. Here are the OpenBSD/armv7 snapshot installation instructions as well.