[Xenomai] Reference Images Alpha Release

Greg Gallagher greg at embeddedgreg.com
Wed May 30 17:46:49 CEST 2018

I agree, after the first run of building the images myself I think
having the user generate the images would make more sense.  I'm
looking into doing that with an existing tool I think yocto may be a
good choice.  I've been generating some images with buildroot as well
which seems to be pretty straight forward to do and looks to only
require minimal changes.  The other long term goal for this would be
to make sure a certain set of boards are always sane and new users
just have to learn the new tools and not debug boot issues.  I'll
hopefully post an update to this soon, I just finished the work to
bring the bcm2835 to the 4.14 ipipe so it looks like we should be able
to try more raspberry pi builds.


On Wed, May 30, 2018 at 10:03 AM, Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka at siemens.com> wrote:
> On 2018-05-18 04:00, Greg Gallagher wrote:
>> https://github.com/ggallagher31/xenomai-3-alpha-images/blob/master/README.md
>> Here is the first attempt of Xenomai-3 reference images, this is based
>> on 4.14 ipipe kernel and the rootfs is a Ubuntu based.  Xenomai was
>> built off the stable-3.0.x branch.  The images are currently hosted on
>> google drive which may change later but for now it should work.  Ping
>> me if there are access problems.
>> Currently only RPI2 is in included with a extremely simple RT app.
>> Zynq boards and gpio examples will be posted this weekend (yay long
>> weekend).
>> Please send any feedback or suggestion of improvements directly to me
>> greg at embeddedgreg.com
> Thanks for taking actions here, Greg! I think this is a step in the
> right direction. I didn't have the time to try out the image yet, though.
> To my understanding, you are manually creating those images so far,
> right? Or did you also share somewhere some generation script or tool?
> I've started some similar effort for our Jailhouse hypervisor, but there
> with the idea to let the user build the images themselves:
> https://github.com/siemens/jailhouse-images
> This is currently limited to x86 and ARM64 (the latter is optional
> because the build is not yet optimized), and we do not have a real board
> in the portfolio yet, only QEMU / KVM. But that may change soon (I'm
> planning to look into enabling some OrangePi next - Raspis are way too
> broken for virtualization).
> Maybe such a generating approach could be valuable for us as well (once
> the remaining issues of that approach are solved). What do you think?
> Jan
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