arch/powerpc, Xilinx, and mainline kernel support

Grant Likely grant.likely at
Sat May 17 08:26:50 EST 2008

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Koss, Mike (Mission Systems)
<mike.koss at> wrote:
> Is there any reason why the mainline (and from what I could see .4)
> is missing the files to build for the Xilinx Virtex platform?
> Or in other words, I tried to build from for the Xilinx Virtex
> under arch/powerpc (because arch/ppc actually crashes when once apps start
> to run) and it failed when trying to actually create the zImage. I hopped
> over to Xilinx's git server and noticed a bunch of missing entries in the
> boot/Makefile and source code to actually support the complete image build
> for a Xilinx Virtex PPC405.
> When is the Xilinx Virtex support going to be mainline official? I need to
> be able to grab a stable kernel and work from there rather than using the
> latest -rc that Xilinx is hosting on their git server.

Working on it.  Biggest problem is getting the device drivers in
shape.  However, other than Ethernet support, current arch/powerpc
(head of Linus' tree, not 2.6.25) should work for building virtex


Grant Likely, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Secret Lab Technologies Ltd.

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