x86_64 BSP as GSOC2016 project

Saket Sinha saket.sinha89 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 02:46:45 UTC 2016

Hi Joel,

On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 5:40 AM, Joel Sherrill <joel at rtems.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM, Saket Sinha <saket.sinha89 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 1:14 AM, Saket Sinha <saket.sinha89 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Congratulations to the coreboot team for selection in GSOC 2016.
>> Sorry for the typo. I meant the RTEMS team. I worked for Coreboot last
>> year so still relate to  with GSOC everytime mistakenly.
>> >
>> > I am interested in working on x86_64 BSP as GSOC2016 project with
>> > RTEMS and with initial guidance from Joel as to how to get started, I
>> > am working on the same.
> Great! This is a nice project we need.
> Have you done the RTEMS GSoC hello world project?

Yes. I am done with that.

> The x86_64 now has tools for 4.12. It needs a port and a BSP. The BSP can
> share
> with the pc386 but we likely have to address the dependency on legacy
> hardware.
> Some of those issues are captured in the pc386 project page. I have started
> to try
> to fix the dependency on legacy PCI BIOS but there is more like APIC support
> and
> device probes.

I have tried building x86_64 with RTEMS source builder just to verify
where we are.
Now my question in how to test it?
Do you want me to run it on a real  x86_64 hardware or qemu-x86_64
would be enough to test it ?

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