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Add default configuration for the AArch64 Foundation V8 simulator

Note that this configuration doesn't build entirely: the user must
manually run "make busybox-menuconfig" and disable the "Mount NFS
filesystems" option, because the toolchain does not have RPC support.

This issue will be fixed once the support for toolchain without RPC
will be integrated.

[Peter: fix readme typo]
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <>
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  1. +26 −0 board/arm/foundation-v8/readme.txt
  2. +15 −0 configs/arm_foundationv8_defconfig
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+This is the support for the ARM Foundation v8 machine emulated by the
+ARM software simulator of the AArch64 architecture.
+First, one has to download the AArch64 software simulator from:
+Then, use the arm_foundationv8_defconfig configuration to build your
+Buildroot system.
+Note that the Busybox build will fail due to the lack of rpc/rpc.h
+(the AArch64 toolchain does not have RPC support). Run 'make
+busybox-menuconfig', and in 'Linux System Utilities', disable the
+option 'Support mounting NFS file systems on Linux < 2.6.23' and
+restart the build. This problem will be fix in upcomins versions of
+Finally, boot your system with:
+ --image output/images/linux-system.axf \
+ --block-device output/images/rootfs.ext2 \
+ --network=nat
+You can get network access from within the simulated environment
+by requesting an IP address using DHCP (run the command 'udhcpc').
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+# BR2_TARGET_ROOTFS_TAR is not set
+BR2_TARGET_BOOT_WRAPPER_AARCH64_BOOTARGS="root=/dev/vda consolelog=9 console=ttyAMA0 rw"

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