The PS4 is now running Linux, this was demonstrated by hacking group Fail0verflow.
A video has been released which clearly shows a PS4 console booting into Linux.
According to Fail0verflow the Marvell engineers who designed the southbridge were smoking some real good stuff.
They claim that the engineers reinvented the PCI their own way!
At the demonstration the hack was explained, aptly named Penguins on Aeolia!
It's A PC ... Except it isn't.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7V3GLWF6UCode:[email protected]:-/linux:ps4 -$ git diff 4.4-rc6 | grep -v CONFIG_ | wc -l 7443
Achievement Unlocked: NOP command is broken on the GPU
(But at least it's a Radeon)
16MB of VRAM ain't enough for everybody.
(Unified memory is hard)
CODENAMESNobody (not even Sony/AMD) agrees on the APU codenameCode:dce_ ihedf_get_info_crtc_linea_liverpool "LVP A0" SrarshaAsicStateRegInfo THJStarsha AGESAThebeJBDK
We're calling it Liverpool
At least the southbridge is always Aeolia
Ethernet (mostly, 1Gbps only)
S/PDIF Audio (Optical)
USB (and HDD, which is USB!!!)
SATA AHCI (Blu-Ray)
KERNAL PATCES COMING SOON
Plus custom bootstrap code
Although some way off of seeing anything for end users, Fail0verflow have certainly paved the way for others to begin work.