GSoC 2014 | Poring RTEMS for OpenRISC
alan.cudmore at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 18:36:51 UTC 2014
I checked around at work and there is some interest in using the OpenRISC architecture, but no definite plans.
Another idea is to advance the Microblaze port.
On Mar 4, 2014, at 1:22 PM, Hesham Moustafa <heshamelmatary at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Gedare Bloom <gedare at rtems.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Hesham Moustafa
> <heshamelmatary at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM, Joel Sherrill <Joel.Sherrill at oarcorp.com>
> > wrote:
> >> On Mar 3, 2014 8:23 AM, Gedare Bloom <gedare at rtems.org> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > Hesham,
> >> >
> >> > The first question to figure out is why was the older port dropped.
> >> This I can answer. The tool chain rotted and had no maintainer. I also
> >> recall not having a simulator to test on.
> >> The final issue was some discrepancy between multiple openrisc CPU
> >> projects where I thought the focus on the architecture we had a port to was
> >> losing interest from them.
> > Thanks Dr Joel, I also wanted to know the answer :)
> > Was this architecture OpenRISC 1000 or another core ?
> If the toolchain is up-to-date and there are simulator and real hw
> architecture supported, then it can be a feasible project to do a
> Yes the toolchain is up-to-date and I worked on their or1ksim simulator
> which can be connected to gdb. They support many boards, one of them is
> Atlys FPGA board which I have and worked on and I hope to create a BSP for.
> >> > The second is what is your interest in porting to OpenRISC?
> > Because I have been working on the last few months on FPGA project ( mips
> > microprocessor).
> > I wanted to port an OS to an opensource processor, and OpenRISC architecture
> > is mature enough to port a complex RTOS like RTEMS.
> >> And who would use it?
> > People using black box OpenRISC and others interested in Digital design,
> > Computer architecture and
> > HW/SW interfacing. Something like xilinx zynq ? except that both OpenRISC
> > and RTEMS are opensource.
> If OpenRISC has settled on a specific reference architecture and has
> an adequately active community, then a port would be acceptable.
> I think they have. OpenRISC 1000 and 1200 architectures are both well supported
> and used, and their community is active.
> >> Long term a port needs to be to a viable architecture from a "is it alive"
> >> view this includes the cpu, tools, a way for us to test, etc
> > Sure, that's what I hope to work on.
> In order to have a chance that your proposal will be accepted, you
> will need to demonstrate that the openrisc tools work for recent gcc /
> newlib with an adequate simulator. Based on wikipedia, you should be
> able to cross-compile Linux for the OpenRISC to run on Qemu, or you
> may like to just try to get a bare-metal application to run in the
> I have built their latest toolchain, gcc 4.9.0 and binutils 2.24.51.
> with newlib. A helloworld program is working fine with or1k-elf-run,
> or1k-elf-gdb (which connects to their or1ksim simulator) and qemu.
> The questions is, should this project include porting their toolchains to
> RTEMS toolchains (with their copyrights) ? or that may cause some
> licence/copyrights problems ?
> >> > Gedare
> >> >
> >> > On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 12:39 AM, Hesham Moustafa
> >> > <heshamelmatary at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > > Hi,
> >> > >
> >> > > I am thinking of porting RTEMS for OpenRISC as a proposal for GSoC
> >> > > project
> >> > > this year.
> >> > > I know there was an older port, but it's not available anymore on the
> >> > > current RTEMS mainsteam.
> >> > > Would this project be of useful to RTEMS and suitable for GSoC ?
> >> > >
> >> > > Thanks,
> >> > > Hesham
> >> > >
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