# status boots, uses uart as console, rtc, runs dis programs, basic network support (dhcp & mount working), might read some sd cards, can read nand flash pages. todo: - writing kernels to nand (can be done from u-boot, also should be possible from userland): will implement raw flash device, like flash(3) but with oob data to be read/written too. then implement a program to write an image (that executes erase and such). - better nand support - next step for sata support: improve devbs.c and change devsata.c so it uses it. - find & fix crash with latest uboot - l2 cache, does not seem to speed up much. something wrong? - delay/microdelay calibration - perform register file read after register writes to different registers - lower power. make sure we don't go into sdram self-refresh when we were just doing something useful. - more ethernet (fewer interrupts, more checks for idleness when configuring, phy) - better sdio - improve uart (mode setting) - unbreak cesa.c, use it again - more gpio, devgpio.c - usb - later: twsi,spi,i2s,pciexpress # intro this is to be a port of inferno to the kirkwood soc, and the sheevaplug in particular/at first. this is work in progress. # instructions make sure the contents of this directory are available in $ROOT/os/kirkwood/. make sure $ROOT/os/init/sheevainit.b is the same as $ROOT/os/kirkwood/sheevainit.b (by copy, symlink or bind). for compiling a kernel, the program "mkuimage" is needed. build & install it it by "cd mkuimage && mk install". to compile a kernel, "mk install". this will create "uisheeva" and "uisheeva.gz" (the same kernels, but one is compressed). these are in the "uimage" format, as expected by the sheevaplug's bootloader u-boot. # booting for development it is easiest to boot from dhcp/tftp. the dhcp server should have a boot file name (the kernel, e.g. uisheeva.gz) and a "next server" (the ip address of the tftp server) configured. after reset, hit some keys to prevent u-boot from auto-booting. the following commands boot inferno: dhcp # configure ethernet tftp # fetch kernel bootm # boot the kernel the default boot command can be set like so: setenv bootcmd 'dhcp; tftp; bootm' saveenv booting from nand flash is also possible. the first 1mb of nand is used for u-boot. we'll use the linux convention of the 4mb after that for the kernel and the remainder of the memory for the file system. u-boot has commands to write to flash memory. the kernel should be in RAM at that point (which you can do by reading from the network, SD card, etc.). for example: bootp tftp # fetches kernel from network, places it at 0x2000000 in my u-boot nand erase 0x00100000 0x00400000 # erase 4mbyte, starting at 1mbyte offset nand write.e 0x2000000 0x00100000 0x00400000 # write kernel from RAM (where tftp put it) to nand at 1mbyte offset. this writes 4m. # .e skips bad blocks. it is probably wise to write only the size of the kernel to flash. to boot this flash kernel: nand read.e 0x2000000 0x00100000 0x00400000 bootm 0x2000000 once booted, to configure network with dhcp, and provide shells on the telnet port: run /netrc # licence the kernel code is released under the same licence as the inferno-os code. mkuimage is public domain, written by mechiel lukkien, reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.