Linux on Virtex4

Rick Moleres rick.moleres at
Fri Jul 14 01:46:55 EST 2006


Hmmmm...  No, I've not done anything with the Avnet MM board.  I may have responded to somebody who was working with that board on this list.  We work a lot with PLB TEMAC and MV Linux, but do very little with GSRD (it's a reference design that's not officially supported through the EDK). On the surface, I don't think I can help much here, but feel free to directly send me a more detailed email and maybe I can point you to someone who can help.


-----Original Message-----
From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Aleš Gorkic
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 7:13 AM
To: linuxppc-embedded at
Subject: re:Linux on Virtex4

Hi Rick,

I saw on linuxppc-embedded at that you are trying to port (or better you did) monta vista linux to Avnet's V4FX Mini-Module. I will try to deal with the same thing. My design is basically the same: all features of MM incorporated in CoreConnect style architecture. I also tried with Multi Port Memory Controller (MPMC2) and ported (memory works, but for LAN I still need phy datasheet) the Gigabit System Reference Design (GSRD2) to Mini-Module.
By using the MPMC2 memory core you can connect PPC directly to memory using two PLBs (data and instruction separated). This way you might solve the CPU cache errata. The problem with MPMC2 is that it consumes A LOT of BRAM and logic. I tried to build a full featured system, but V4FX12 lacks logic for the purpose.
Is there a way that you can help me with running MV linux on my system?


Ales Gorkic

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