U-Boot v2022.01 released, our contributions

BayLibre contributed to U-Boot v2022.01, the first release this year of the popular open source bootloader.

For those unfamiliar, U-Boot development takes place in release cycles which normally span two months. The merge window for the next release is open until the first release candidate. BayLibre was in the top 10 of companies contributing changesets during this cycle.

Neil Armstrong contributed many improvements for the Amlogic SoC family in this release:

  • Added new hardware support for:
    • Banana Pi M5
    • Beelink GS-King X
    • Odroid-HC4
  • Fix Android boot loop issue that could arise after updating the bootloader
  • Fix USB failure that occurs when PCIe link fails

Guillaume La Roque merged MediaTek SoC board configs to simplify build logic.

Amjad Ouled-Ameur fixed a GPIO issue at boot time on Texas Instrument SoCs by enabling the TI clock controller driver.