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Re: BSP: for an AU1500 board.

Subject: Re: BSP: for an AU1500 board.
From: Pete Popov <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 23:03:16 -0700
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Organization: Embedded Alley Solutions, Inc
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On Thu, 2006-07-13 at 15:59 -0700, Ashlesha Shintre wrote:
> Hi,
> I m working with an AU-1500 MIPS processor on the EncoreM3 board and my
> task is to write board support packages for the same.  I am very much a
> newbie to linux and embedded systems.
> I m not entirely sure of the sequence in which i should start doing
> things, but here is a rough roadmap: 
> 1) To create a config file appropriate to the board using menuconfig
> 2) Map the VIA southbridge
> 3) Adding IRQ Mappings
> 4) Integration and Debugging
> First I decided to 'do' the configuration file, but I still havent got a
> birdseye picture of how I should proceed.  Any pointers?

You said newbie to Linux _and_ embedded systems. I'm not sure a new BSP
is the place to start. If you have access to a well supported embedded
board, start with that by rebuilding the kernel, booting it, and getting
familiar with making kernel changes.


> Also, when does the config file come into play during the bootup
> process, and where will I find the addresses of different devices say on
> the PCI bus (memory adds) that will need to be mapped at boottime?
> Thanks,
> Ashlesha.

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