[riot-devel] Zynq/Cortex A9 port

Emmanuel Baccelli Emmanuel.Baccelli at inria.fr
Mon Jun 29 14:55:14 CEST 2015

Hi Simon,

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Simon Vincent <simon.vincent at xsilon.com>

> Hi Emmanuel,
> On 29/06/15 08:59, Emmanuel Baccelli wrote:
>> Hi Simon,
>> As far as i can tell no one has done such a port. The closest is an
>> unfinished port to the RiOT Board (which is also based on an A9) which you
>> can probably find in the open PRs still. But this port is in limbo and
>> unfinished as is, and in general we focus our efforts on boards that cannot
>> run Linux.
>>  I can't see any PRs for the A9. Do you have any more info on this?

I could not find it either, but Oleg just dug it out (thanks Oleg):

>> Can you tell us why you consider using RIOT on such hardware? We'd be
>> interested in knowing about that. Moreover, do keep us in the loop if you
>> plan to proceed with a port. Even though we focus on other hardware for
>> now, some of us might be able to provide useful insights/advice.
>>  The reason is it is our current prototyping platform and we will
> eventually move to a microprocessor such as a ARM M3. We don't want to
> develop all our software on Linux and then have to rewrite it all when we
> move to a microprocessor.
OK. We would certainly be happy to see some people carry on work on
A9-based hardware with RIOT, and would support that as much we can.
On the other hand, would it not make more sense to start directly with some
M3 hardware?



> Regards
> Simon
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