I finally received an HP mv2120 last week. This is thanks to Martin Michlmayr who decided to ship ARM hardware he no longer needed to people who can do something useful with them.

The moment I opened the package I could not resist playing with it but to my great disappointment I realized my girlfriend's computer didn't have any serial port. This did not quite stop me and I ordered an USB-Serial converter.

My plans with the device are:

  • Improve ARM EABI support in Debian/Ubuntu (which is actually pretty good already).
  • Help adding support for the Orion 88F5182 crypto engine in the Linux kernel since it looks like somebody has already started working on it.