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[microblaze-uclinux] Setting up for Microblaze work.
Being a stuborn (not so) old coot, I have started trying to setup to
provide a MicroBlaze Linux BSP for current and Future Pico boards.
Patched my development tree (based on Linux's linux-2.6.git
from kernel.org) with the uClinux linux-2.6.20-bigpatch.
There were a few m68k issues I chose to ignore - I am not doing
any 68k work, otherwise all these patches either went in smoothly
or will only minor fixes.
Patched my development environment with the collection of
Linux-2.6.19 Microblaze patches from petalogics development site (thank you)
This was somewhat more difficult as the patches were against the
petalogic uClinix development tree not a stock Linux source tree with
This required a number of fixes, but nothing that looked scary, evil
or appeared to have a high probability of biting me in the ass later.
Installed the microblaze-uclinux crosscompilers also from petalogix.
put together a build script to run make specifying a microblaze
target and the microblaze crosscompiler.
Actually built the sucker - alright it took several hours to work
through a small collection of problems that mostly seem to stem from
differences between 2.6.19 and 2.6.21.rc#
Now I have a small collection of questions ?
uClinux seems to be partial to flat format files ? Is there some
reason the absence of an MMU makes loading an elf file difficult ?
Our bootloader already handles elf files. Must I use flat files on a
There is a huge collection of CONFIG_XILINX_ macros inside the
.config file that seem to correspond to xparameters.h.
First I can not seem to kill the ones I am not using, and second
don't these really belong in a header file not .config ?
How and where do I kill them off ?
I am explicitly using an initramfs build. I am trying to use the
standard Linux build facilities for that.
As best as I can tell the kernel binary that gets built does not
include my initramfs files.
Any clue what I need to change (inside arch/microblaze ?) to fix this ?
Dave Lynch DLA Systems
Software Development: Embedded Linux
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