[llvmlinux] PowerPC builds

Jan-Simon Möller dl9pf at gmx.de
Sun May 5 19:27:12 UTC 2013


On Saturday 04 May 2013 22:12:38 S Madhu wrote:
> We have a bunch of the Freescale boards that have a 3.x kernel support. It
> is also integrated into the mainline.
> 
> Freescale bsp page is
> 
> http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=SDKLINUX&fsrc
> h=1

I see just iso's there. Is there a kernel git tree we can use to build the 
kernel ?

Do you have a working .config for one or all of your boards ?

Best,
JS



> We are currently using this for a utm box and the kernel is pretty stable.
> We use the p2040 processor variant. unfortunately it is only 32 bit.
> 
> Let me know know what I need to do next and I can try to get a build going.
> 
> I have  also asked IBM for a power loaner box but that may take a couple
> of months to arrive.
> 
> Madhu
> 
> On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Charlebois, Mark wrote:
> >  We have no one on the project yet working on PPC. Is the board/platform
> > 
> > supported by the upstream kernel? If not do you have a public kernel tree
> > for the board?
> > 
> >  If you can point us to the kernel and the config to build we can help
> > 
> > get you set up.
> > 
> >  Then just send patches to this email for integration.
> >  
> >  It would be great to add PPC support and testing to the project!
> >  
> >  Mark
> >  
> >  Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
> > 
> > -------- Original message --------
> > From: S Madhu <smadhu2048 at gmail.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
> > 'smadhu2048 at gmail.com');>>
> > Date:
> > To: LLVMLinux at lists.linuxfoundation.org <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
> > 'LLVMLinux at lists.linuxfoundation.org');>
> > Subject: [llvmlinux] PowerPC builds
> > 
> > 
> > is anybody trying PowerPC builds ? I am specifically looking at
> > Freescale's e5500/6500 family or IBM's Power 7 variant. I run a research
> > program developing a Power compatible processor ( along withna virtualized
> > linux running on top of secure hypervisor) and we are at a stage where we
> > need to start working on the tool chain. Figured getting our hands dirty
> > on
> > Clang now would help us get used to it, since clang looks like a better
> > option than Gcc for us. If nobody is doing it, we can give it a shot since
> > we have both HW and free labor in the form of my grad students !
> > 
> >  if the processor reaches a usable form, we will be releasing it into
> > 
> > open source. It is a 64 bit design with multiple issue and Multi
> > threading,
> > so should match a core i5 in perf if tuned well. A big if there I must
> > admit ! Supports 256 bit simd instructions also. Single core initially,
> > may go to 4/8 if our funding holds up or if the open source community
> > takes
> > it up.
> > 
> >  Madhu
-- 

Dipl.-Ing.
Jan-Simon Möller

jansimon.moeller at gmx.de


More information about the LLVMLinux mailing list