I'm able to cross compile the OpenBios Kernel for mips board but
I cannot mention for which board right now.
Sorry to tell this since my company doesn't allow me to expose u the
I was successful in doing so with some changes in Makefiles and kept
only /openbios/forth and /openbios/kernel.
Within these folders I made changes for Host compilation and Target
Compilation. The compile image is to boot from
RAM right now Initial stage since I wanted to know the kernel booting
on the Target Board. Later on I would like to
Compile for ROM and run on RAM. For this we have to write a linker file
for relocatable code.
The problem right now I'm facing is that
1. openbios.full contains "/openbios/obj-mips/kernel/openfirmware.dict"
as the final compiled image which is converted to SREC format and
On the Target Board.
2. But it is not including the
"/openbios/obj-mips/forth/openfirmware.dict". Copied this file manually
from the said directory to "/openbios/obj-mips/kernel/" and tried to
boot it used to hang. The same problem is there in X86 system, i cross
verified through grub loader as well as for the Target Board.
I'm waiting for the reply.....
Behalf Of Stefan Reinauer
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 5:26 PM
To: The OpenBIOS Mailinglist
Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] Problem with jumping from assembly to c function
* Vishu(a)soc-soft.com <Vishu(a)soc-soft.com> [040908 12:03]:
For my previous mail of cross compiling the
kernel for mips
resolved the issue As u mentioned of on HOSTCC and CC
Is there any other way of compiling forth sources.
You can choose a system with the same bit width (32/64bit) and and
endianess (big/little endian) and compile the dictionary natively there.
Otherwise you will have to wait until OpenBIOS supports cross compiling
And after cross compilation I am facing the problem of
boot.s to main. Somehow Succeeded in jumping to cmain function.
Openbios function is called from cmain during this period
Context is saved is it necessary to initialize global pointer. Because
once it goes to cmain after some
Execution of instructions the global pointer gets manipulated and
exception occurs. Why is it so.
Do you get any output before this? Did you initialize the stack properly
in or before boot.S?
But in /arch/x86 example there is only the
initilization of stack
pointer. Do u have any example for Cross compilation procedure and
linking the linker script to download to ROM or RAM.
Have a look at the current version at http://www.openbios.org/snapshots/
Relocation from rom to ram is currently only done by the underlying ELF
loader (ie LinuxBIOS) but we want to support more in the future. Any
concrete ideas / patches are welcome.
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