[Xenomai] Reference Images Alpha Release

Jan Kiszka jan.kiszka at siemens.com
Wed May 30 18:59:42 CEST 2018

On 2018-05-30 17:46, Greg Gallagher wrote:
> 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.

Going with a complete our-of-source image is surely an option and has a
value (many users are still basing their development on such
approaches). The disadvantage is that customizations require the user to
rebuild everything. Generating a distro-based image (no, yocto is no
distro) is much faster in this regard, both for rebuilds as well as
extensions. That was my motivation to pick that Debian path for the
Jailhouse demo/reference images.


> -Greg
> 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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