Xilinx PowerPC

Stephen Neuendorffer stephen.neuendorffer at xilinx.com
Tue Mar 4 06:53:18 EST 2008


I've had it on my todo list to get the u-boot stuff working for powerpc
too...  However, I remember a brief comment from John Williams that
you'd separated the BSP generation process more.  Details (or better
yet, code and patches) would be appreciated, here, since I'm a bit
swamped at the moment.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michal Simek [mailto:monstr at seznam.cz]
> Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 10:25 AM
> To: Stephen Neuendorffer
> Cc: David H. Lynch Jr.; Grant Likely; linuxppc-embedded
> Subject: Re: Xilinx PowerPC
> Hi All,
> > http://git.xilinx.com/gen-mhs-devtree.git contains two utilities for
> > generating device trees from EDK projects.  The older option is a
> > script, originally written by Grant.  The newer (and probably more
> > mature at this point) option is an EDK BSP generator for u-boot,
> > originally written by Michal Simek.  Preferably this gets passed
from a
> > uboot, although it's also possible to compile it into the kernel.
> > Currently, the uboot option is somewhat annoying because there's not
> > good surefire way for getting uboot up and running on an EDK design.
> > (Unfortunately, the EDK BSP generator is incomplete, and the uboot
> > support for virtex needs some work to get it integrated as well).
> U-BOOT part will be removed from EDK generator. The new name will be
> fdt_v1.00.a. I have prepared separated version for FDT generation and
for U-BOOT
> generation.
> Steve: You can remove U-BOOT part from generator. This part is useful
only for
> Microblaze cpu.
> Regards,
> Michal Simek

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