ARMv8 OS vendors like Red Hat will mandate certain #ARM SBSA platform requirements, which were a joy to assist in defining over the past few years. If you have an ARMv8 server, you have one UART, one watchdog, one SATA, one USB, etc. A few caveats exist for early designs, but next year is really rather promising. There will be no gratuitous differentiation, there will be one kernel. There will be UEFI and ACPI platforms. We have ARMv8 hardware booting with UEFI and GRUB2 at this stage, and a full reference stack will be available soon. Coupled with the hardware coming over the next 18 months and all I can say is...oh baby.
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