Kristoffer Ericson

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Kristoffer Ericson
Born (1978-10-23) 23 October 1978 (age 41)
ResidenceLinköping, Sweden
OccupationMedical student
Known forjlime, Linux kernel, ampleblood

Kristoffer Ericson (born 23 October 1978, in Sweden) is a Swedish Linux coder best known for his work on embedded systems. He currently maintains two platforms in the Linux kernel and sponsors several others.

He is also the co-founder of the Jlime project targeted at several embedded devices. He has ported Slackware and Debian to the Superh platform. Currently he is maintaining his own branch (Linux-hpc) on He is ranked within the top 150 (143rd) hobbyist Linux kernel programmers according to statistics on (based on signed-off-by patches since 2005).

Linux kernel commitments[edit]

  • Maintainer for HP Jornada 600-series 2005- (/arch/sh/boards/hp6xx/)
  • Maintainer for HP Jornada 700-series 2006- (/arch/arm/mach-sa1100/)
  • Maintainer for Epson S1D13xxx framebuffer driver 2008- (/drivers/video/)
  • Co-maintainer for Nec Mobilepro 900/c 2008- (/arch/arm/mach-pxa/)
  • Maintainer of linux-hpc.git kernel source repository (on
  • Maintainer of linux-gma500.git kernel source repository (on


  • Founder of JLime project 2003-
  • Developer for Openembedded 2006-
  • Founder of Ampleblood Diagnostic Assistant 2009-