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Introduction
############

Fesrv is a port of the RISCV frontend server, which transports elf
images to the RISCV core for execution.

This document describes how to connect to the zedboard and configure
uboot for use with tftp. Assuming a riscv elf image exists, it shows
the steps to load this on the RISCV using through the Genode port of
fesrv runnnig no the zedboard arm core.

Thus there are 2 cpu's: an ARM and a RISCV. The RISCV should be loaded
through the ARM core. Therefore an Genode image (uImage) for the ARM
core should be created, which then loads a second image to the
RISCV. The image is loaded on the RISCV using our port of the fesrv
port.

Preparation
###########

This document assumes you have a Zedboard which boots with a Riscv
image configured at the FPGA.

Connect the to the uart of the zedboard and open a terminal using picocom:

! $ sudo picocom -i   -f h -b 115200 /dev/ttyACM0

This has been tested with the following version of uBoot:

! U-Boot 2014.07-01982-gf634657-dirty (Sep 29 2014 - 14:52:40)
! arm-xilinx-linux-gnueabi-gcc (Sourcery CodeBench Lite 2013.11-53) 4.8.1
! GNU ld (Sourcery CodeBench Lite 2013.11-53) 2.23.52.20130912


Uboot environment variables should be set as follows at the uBoot prompt:

! > env set bootcmd="tftpboot 0x3000000 uImage ;bootm 0x3000000"
! > env save

And boot with the command below (or reset the zedboard).

! > boot

The directory where the resulting ARM uImage that should be copied
should be exposed via TFTP. This could be the
build/hw_zedboard/var/run/hello

With atftp this could be done as follows:

! $ sudo atftpd  --mcast-switch-client -v --no-fork --daemon --logfile - build/hw_zedboard/var/run/hello/

Usage
#####

Create a riscv compatible elf image, with the code that should run on
the RISCV core. Let's call this image riscv-image.elf. This image
should be kept on disc and is included later on in the
buildprocess.

Now handle the build of the Arm zedboard image:

! $ git clone <genode git repository>
! $ cd <local git repository>
! $ cd repos
! $ git clone git@turing:fesrv.git
! $ cd .. 
! $ ./tool/create_builddir hw_zedboard
! $ cd build/hw_zedboard
! $ echo 'REPOSITORIES += $(GENODE_DIR)/repos/fesrv' >> etc/build.conf
! $ echo 'RUN_OPT += --include image/uboot' >> etc/build.conf
! $ cd ../..
! $ for port in fesrv stdcxx libc; do ./tool/ports/prepare_port $port; done
! $ cd build/hw_zedboard
! $ cp <path to riscv-image.elf> bin/
! $ make run/fesrv

Optionally you can modify repos/fesrv/run/fesrv.run according to
needs, or use bits and pieces fo the fesrv.run within the project at
hand.