On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:53 PM, Finn Stadel Nielsen <finnstadel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Returning to work with linux for microblaze since august 2007, I'm wondering what's the current state of the petalogix distrubution when it comes to running the microblaze with the MMU added ?
Welcome back :)
We are preparing a petalinux v0.40 snapshot release which will have all latest MMU support in it. This will be released in the next week or two once we finalise any small issues remaining.
Today to use MMU you must use the SVN repository access.
When can we run a "normal" linux on the microblaze like we can on the virtex-4/5 PowerPC CPU's ?
You can today. MMU, glibc, fork(), is that "normal" enough for you? :)
Has anyone seen X or directFB running on a microblaze system ?
We have done both (nano-X, not full X). We also have an internal demo of directFB running on our own VGA controller hardware.
Does anyone have an idea of why Xilinx don't have any support for microblaze in their git repository.. ?
PetaLogix is working with Xilinx to bring MicroBlaze support up to the mainline kernel. While that is in progress I don't think Xilinx are merging new MicroBlaze architecture support in their git tree.
We have a git tree here:
which is currently on 2.6.29-rc5. It is open to public access but is still in active development. So, please understand that if you want to use it, we can only provide support in a collaborative manner (ie if you report a bug we might ask you to find and/or fix it!).