Fail0verflow Running Linux On Ps4

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Fail0verflow Running Linux On Ps4

Bullet Dec 31, 2015

  1. Bullet

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    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.
    Code:
    [email protected]:-/linux:ps4 -$ git diff 4.4-rc6 | grep -v CONFIG_ | wc -l
    7443
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7V3GLWF6U


    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)
    CODENAMES
    Code:
    dce_ ihedf_get_info_crtc_linea_liverpool "LVP A0" SrarshaAsicStateRegInfo
    THJStarsha AGESAThebeJBDK
    Nobody (not even Sony/AMD) agrees on the APU codename
    We're calling it Liverpool
    At least the southbridge is always Aeolia


    WORKING
    Timers,IRQs,PCI shenanigans
    Serial Port
    Framebuffer
    Kernal Modesetting
    HDMI encoder
    Ethernet (mostly, 1Gbps only)
    WiFi
    Bluetooth
    S/PDIF Audio (Optical)
    Blinkenlights
    WIP
    3D Acceleration
    USB (and HDD, which is USB!!!)
    HDMI Audio
    UNTESTED
    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.
    https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/0e16e4cfde70e1cf00f9fe3a8f601d10e73e0ec6
     
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    1. milldogtjm
      milldogtjm
      Does this mean a hacking group, will put up a video showing an xbox 1 booting to a windows os, I hope so.
    2. Bullet
      Bullet
      <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="milldogtjm" data-time="1451608977">
      <div>
      Does this mean a hacking group, will put up a video showing an xbox 1 booting to a windows os, I hope so.
      </div>
      </blockquote>

      A lot of the PS4 is using open source and the security seems to be lapse according to the team.<br>
      I should imagine that the Xbox One security will be a lot harder to get around.<br>
      Also the PS4 doesn't have anywhere near as many updates as the Xbox One, so staying on top of any hacks on the Xbox One would in theory be a lot harder too.
    3. splatsters
      splatsters
      Yep this is good news
      ps3 started with Linux then exploded when other people got the hands on the codes they needed

      This defo looks promising

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