OpenBSD/armv7 is a port of OpenBSD to various ARMv7 based systems.
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The current target platforms are Allwinner A10/A20/A33/A80, H2+/H3,
R16/R40, V40 (
sunxi), Freescale i.MX6/7 (
imx) and TI
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
and Allwinner A10/A20/H2+/H3.
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 Freescale i.MX6 and
i.MX7 are referred to as
imx, all devices based on Allwinner
SoCs are referred to as
sunxi. The boards with an TI OMAP4/AM3
SoC are subdivided into
am335x (for BeagleBone) and
panda (for PandaBoard).
- Allwinner A10/A20
- LinkSprite pcDuino
- Banana Pi
- Allwinner A33/R16
- Allwinner A80
- Allwinner H2+/H3
- Banana Pi M2+
- Orange Pi One
- Orange Pi Zero
- Allwinner R40/V40
- Freescale/NXP i.MX6
- Boundary Devices SABRE Lite/BD-SL-i.MX6
- Boundary Devices Nitrogen6X
- SolidRun CuBox-i4Pro
- CompuLab Utilite
- Kosagi Novena
- Freescale/NXP i.MX7
- TI OMAP4/AM3
- BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black
- PandaBoard and PandaBoard ES
CPSW Ethernet device on
i.MX Ethernet device on
integrated SMSC LAN95xx 10/100 USB Ethernet on
sunxi EMAC 10/100 Ethernet device on Allwinner A10
sunxi GMAC 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet device on Allwinner A20
sunxi EMAC 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet device on Allwinner H3 and
H2+ (10/100 only).
SD/MMC controller on i.MX6
SD/MMC controller on OMAP, including BeagleBone Black's built-in flash
SD/MMC controller on
No real time clock: Many of the armv7 devices do not have a
battery-backed real time clock, but ntpd(8)
should be able to compensate.
Getting and installing
The latest supported OpenBSD/armv7 release is
Here are the
OpenBSD/armv7 installation instructions.
Snapshots are made available from time to time, in
as well as on a few
Here are the
OpenBSD/armv7 snapshot installation instructions as well.