Philippe Gerum wrote:

Here is an update regarding the way things progress on the v2.1 branch:

o The build system has been deeply revamped, so that we now fully leave the burden of building Xenomai's kernel support to Linux. To this end, the code tree has been reorganized in two major sections, the first one contains the kernel-related sources (ksrc/), the other is hosting the user-space support (src/). Since the user-space portion does not need to know about the kernel sources anymore, several issues have been solved in the same move. All in all, things are way simpler than before, which seems to indicate that we are heading to the right direction. The documentation for the installation process needs to be updated though.

I like it a lot.

o Also as a matter of build system (and a bit more), v2.1 has been backported to Linux 2.4, starting with the ppc32 support. We rely on Denx's 2_4-devel tree as our 2.4 kernel of reference for this port [1]. A second backport to 2.4/x86 will happen when this combo is I-pipe ready. We are ahead of schedule regarding this backport, since it was initially planned for Q12006, but since we are going to add more supported architectures in the next months, it's better to have a stable build system for that.

Just tested Xenomai with adeos-ipipe-2.4.25-ppc-denx-0.9-02.patch on a recent DENX kernel tree. MPC 8xx support was missing. I have attached the patch to fix it. Furthermore I have not found the "Machine" options (here from 2.6):

 # Machine
 # CONFIG_XENO_HW_FPU is not set

The latency figures on my TQM860L board with Xenomai 2.1 and Liunx 2.4 are close to the one I measured with Xenomail 2.0 with Linux 2.6:

LATENCY with load on TQM860L:

Linux   |-----lat min|-----lat avg|-----latmax|-overrun|---test-time
2.6.13  |       60480|      120960|     224320|       0|    00:09:46
2.4.25  |       64080|       95120|     225040|       0|    00:10:00

o PowerPC-wise (again), we should be close to ready for 2.6.15, since Heikki merged both the 32 and 64-bit trees in a single one.

All other tasks planned are undergoing. For my part, I'm going to fiddle now with ADI's Blackfin for which we already have the required Adeos support, and create the Xenomai port for it. Since this one is uClinux based, we should be able to check that the new build system is ok to host any kind of port sanely.



Have a nice weekend.


+ diff -u linuxppc_2_4_devel-2005-11-19_1437-ipipe/arch/ppc/kernel/head_8xx.S.IPIPE2 linuxppc_2_4_devel-2005-11-19_1437-ipipe/arch/ppc/kernel/head_8xx.S
--- linuxppc_2_4_devel-2005-11-19_1437-ipipe/arch/ppc/kernel/head_8xx.S.IPIPE2	2005-02-13 21:04:14.000000000 +0100
+++ linuxppc_2_4_devel-2005-11-19_1437-ipipe/arch/ppc/kernel/head_8xx.S	2005-11-19 14:51:27.000000000 +0100
@@ -231,7 +231,11 @@
 	bl	transfer_to_handler
 	.globl	do_IRQ_intercept
-	.long	do_IRQ;
+	.long   __ipipe_grab_irq
+#else /* !CONFIG_IPIPE */
+	.long	do_IRQ
+#endif /* CONFIG_IPIPE */
 	.long	ret_from_intercept
 /* Alignment exception */
@@ -268,7 +272,11 @@
 	bl	transfer_to_handler
 	.globl	timer_interrupt_intercept
-	.long	timer_interrupt
+	.long   __ipipe_grab_timer
+#else /* !CONFIG_IPIPE */
+	.long   timer_interrupt
+#endif /* CONFIG_IPIPE */
 	.long	ret_from_intercept
 	STD_EXCEPTION(0xa00, Trap_0a, UnknownException)
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