linux 2.6 on xilinx ml403

Grant Likely grant.likely at
Mon Apr 16 15:59:56 EST 2007

On 4/10/07, Miroslaw Dach <miroslaw.dach at> wrote:
> Hi All,
>         I am new in the linux powerpc linux. I have the Avnet evaluation
> board which contains xilinx ml403 (Virtex-4 FX family). The challenge I
> have is to build linux (most preferable 2.6) with suitable drivers.
> On the net I have found much information how to build linuxppc 2.4 for
> xilinx ml300/ml301. I did not found however any good reference which
> refers to kernel 2.6 and suitable patches for powerpc 405 which is
> included in the ml403.
> I would appreciate very much if someone could provide me with some good
> reference links referring kernel 2.6 for PPC 405 on xilinx ml403.
> I have found the place to download the linuxppc_2_4_devel on BitKeper page
> but there is no equivalent like linuxppc_2_6_devel.

The mainline tree has ml403 support, but it's not complete.  I just
posted a set of patches that clean up a bunch of stuff and add some
support.  Also, if you look through the mailing list archive, you can
find a copy of the adapter.c file needed to make the Xilinx TEMAC
driver work with Linux.

I'm also planing to publish my git tree tomorrow where I've integrated
all the patches I need to get Linux in a useful state for the ml403.
The git tree will show up on  You might find
it easier to grab my tree and use that as your starting point.


Grant Likely, B.Sc. P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.
grant.likely at
(403) 399-0195

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