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[Q] What is the buzz about Linaro?

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First I saw a linaro kernel and now im seeing linaro aosp roms. What is the benefits of Linaro(either rom or kernel or both) over stock, or basic aosp or even the big roms like aokp and cm?
 
 
3rd January 2014, 07:35 PM |#2  
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Linaro is a toolchain used in the compilation of roms. Its supposed to be extra efficient. Some kernels are compiled with linaro too. Kernel devs seem divided on whether it adds any benefit in a kernel-only build or not.

I tend to not waste energy thinking about it.

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Linaro is a toolchain used in the compilation of roms. Its supposed to be extra efficient. Some kernels are compiled with linaro too. Kernel devs seem divided on whether it adds any benefit in a kernel-only build or not.

I tend to not waste energy thinking about it.

you dont sound too convinced

is it supposed to be better for battery life? better with background services? faster?

i saw one benchmark of linaro with dalvik patches and they're getting the same score i did on cataclysm with bionic/dalvik optimization patches
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Well devs are divided on whether building only a kernel with linaro has benefits or not. I know less than kernel devs so I haven't got an opinion. All I can say is choosing a kernel build with linaro is not on my priorities list.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linaro

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you dont sound too convinced

is it supposed to be better for battery life? better with background services? faster?

i saw one benchmark of linaro with dalvik patches and they're getting the same score i did on cataclysm with bionic/dalvik optimization patches

it has nothing to do with battery life and background services. all it is is a toolchain used to build roms and kernels. just because the developers of the linaro toolchain published that their toolchain improved performance two years ago, some people now believe it improves performance. compared to what they used as a comparison, it did. but they used an old toolchain to compare it to. but the google toolchain does just as good as the linaro toolchain, if not better. linaro is just a buzzword, nothing more. people add it into their titles for their roms or kernels to make people think that their rom or kernel is special, but it doesnt make a difference in reality. it is just a buzzword.
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thanks for the help guys. im sorry if i came off noobish
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