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151 Creating tag release-1.0 from revision 150 of branches/rc-1.0. rfajardo 3174d 12h /minsoc/tags/release-1.0/sw/
147 Updating minsoc_bench.v to correctly acquire uart data.

Uart drivers: when an end of line character was sent, the driver appended a carriage return to it. This is not necessary and has been removed.
-Eth and Uart firmwares also had a carriage return after the end of line, also removed.

Minsoc_bench_defines.v: Renaming VCD_OUTPUT define to WAVEFORM_OUTPUT

run_bench: selecting -lxt2 for waveform output format. This output format size is 10 times smaller than vcd.

minsoc-install.sh: lxt2 output format requires that Icarus Verilog be installed with zlib support. For that, we now check if zlib is supported on script run.
rfajardo 3179d 10h /minsoc/branches/rc-1.0/sw/
133 Roll back minsoc_bench.v to timed simulation. Merge minsoc_bench_core and minsoc_bench_clock again.

Applying Rubén Diez patch to avoid warnings on firmware load for simulation.
rfajardo 3195d 13h /minsoc/branches/rc-1.0/sw/
109 Creating a branche for release candidate 1.0. rfajardo 3207d 03h /minsoc/branches/rc-1.0/sw/
80 Establishing a better Makefile system for firmwares. rfajardo 3275d 11h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
74 or1200.h includes a CLABLE macro which uses __USER_LABEL_PREFIX__(from compiler defined macro) to find out if we need the underscore as prefix to reference C functions (its assembly labels) or not.

except.S and reset.S use CLABLE to call externally defined C functions.

This should avoid problems compiling firmware with old or new toolchain.

support/common.mk updated, reset-nocache.o and reset-icdc.o are dependent on or1200.h
rfajardo 3376d 03h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
69 backend update:
-minsoc_bench_defines.v
-gcc-opt.mk
Both files should now be under minsoc/backend to proper system functionality.
backend subdirectories have been given those files. Configure script updated accordingly.

They are searched there from system scripts and Makefiles.
-sim/bin/minsoc_verilog_files.txt has the files for Icarus Verilog, minsoc_bench_defines.v is now referenced from backend directory.
-sw/support/Makefile.inc now references to gcc-opt.mk inside backend.

backend/spartan3e_starter_kit_eth:
-It is the system configuration for Spartan 3E Starter Kit with Ethernet.
rfajardo 3381d 04h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
65 Files missing in the last commit.
backend/std/configure
sw: eth, uart and driver Makefiles
rfajardo 3383d 10h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
64 firmware makefiles:
-every firmware makefile has now complete dependency. This also includes dependency on files under minsoc/backend (target specific files). That means, that if some target specific header changes, the support library dependent on it will be compiled. That will always happen, even if you compile the uart firmware. In other words, if you want to use uart firmware, you can always simply compile uart by issuing make all. If anything has changed, backend files, support library, drivers, it will update everything for you.
-TODO: dependency can be automatic created by using make together with gcc. Use it instead of declaring all dependencies manually.

Makefile system for synthesis:
-the dependency for every implementation step has been checked and is working fine.
-Makefile plus support files have been moved to minsoc/syn/src
-make usage is still under syn through files generated by backend bashscripts
Backend:
-files under backend are target specific files used for the system to work
-firmware compilation
-system simulation
-system implementation
-This directory is populated by visiting one of its subdirectories and typing ./configure

backend/spartan3a_dsp_kit:
-working on FPGA

backend/spartan3e_starter_kit:
-has to be tested

backend/ml509:
-missing files have to be copied and adapted, configure script has to be copied and adapted

backend/std:
-include files necessary for firmware compilation and system configuration
-it does not include files for synthesis and is not synthesizable
rfajardo 3383d 11h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
61 Removing supposely defined external function, which don't exist anymore. rfajardo 3387d 13h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
55 Adjusting Makefiles to compile correctly with new firmware updates.

1) except.o not included into libsupport.a.
2) libsupport.a linked to except.o, now in correct order: ld libsupport.a except.o -o executable (not the other way around)
3) int.c was not being compiled because of a #ifdef which is not set anywhere
rfajardo 3396d 08h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
54 Moving spr_defs.h to or1200.h ConX. 3396d 10h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
53 Indentation, deleting redundant files and adding externals ConX. 3396d 11h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
51 sw/support/uart.c: Changing the order of writes to the Divisor Latch of UART. (Thanks Ramkumar) rfajardo 3411d 14h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
50 Removing unused firmware files, respective to or1ksim actually.

Removing the inclusion of the removed file mc.h in reset.S, probably required by or1ksim at some point.

Reworked except.S to use a macro instead of repeating the same procedure 16 times or so. Explanation added to the macro as a leading comment.
rfajardo 3423d 11h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
47 Firmware updated to work with gcc-4.5. It is actually working just fine and gcc-4.5 assembly code seems a lot cleaner.

I noticed that by increasing the free stack space for the interrupt handler by 130 made the resulting firmware not work. I assume it is because 130 is not aligned 130%4 = 2 and the stack simply does not work then. Instead I'm freeing the previous 116 plus 128 (for 32 registers as mentioned by Jeremy) and it works.
rfajardo 3426d 08h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
39 FAQ:
-Adv_jtag_bridge self test fails?
-included now SoC flow mistakes
-forgetting to upload the bitfile
-leaving clock unconnected
-older information is now under "Known Issues" right below of SoC flow mistakes

Software:
-eth: included eth.h is from drivers and not from this directory. eth.h from this directory is old and has been removed.
-uart: included uart.h is from drivers and not from this directory. uart.h from this directory is old and has been removed.
rfajardo 3503d 00h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
38 Small update to HOWTO: advices now to also include the ucf (pinout) file, for forgetful people :-).

FAQ: Added another option (hint) as a solution for people with on-board Xilinx USB cables, which do not reset.

uart.c: now uses the IRQ line definition instead of the line number directly.
rfajardo 3537d 23h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
37 README.txt added, describing the installation and set-up processes. Also describing to use the FAQ or forum when you have problems and finally to read minsoc.pdf (the documentation) to understand the system after everything works, to know what to do next.

Clean-up of sw/utils, removing unused sources and files.

Update of sw/drivers/eth.c, direct casting to avoid compile warnings.

FAQ extended and with more links to the threads giving the solutions.

Synthesis examples inform that the firmware tweak for Spartan3E Starter Kit using Ethernet only works for system version up to 35.

minsoc.pdf and webpage now uses FPGA generic and specific codes instead of FPGA independent and dependent codes, because it suits it better.
rfajardo 3568d 10h /minsoc/trunk/sw/
36 utils: -adding a 32 to 8 bit Wishbone bridge to connect 8 bit modules to the MinSoC interconnect.
-adding a Linux driver for parallel cables for the adv_jtag_bridge. It circumvents the necessity of privilege to run adv_jtag_bridge with cables xpc3 and xess.

sw/support: support library has been made completely standalone. That means, it is now independent from uClib and/or newlib. Thanks to Wojciech A. Koszek for his contribution on this.

sw/drivers: a driver library has been included, which supply drivers for the OpenRISC timer; and for UART, Ethernet, I2C, and CAN modules from OpenCores.

sw/uart and sw/eth: they don't provide code to control the UART and Ethernet controllers anymore. They use the drivers library instead.

Documentation:
-FAQ extended:
-table of contents
-explanation of how to use the 32 to 8 bit Wishbone bridge
-how to make adv_jtag_bridge work without privilege requirement for xess or xpc3
-explanation of locking problem of xpc_usb cable
-explanation of what to do if the cable is built on-board
-INSTALL:
-patching of gdb only required if version is 6.8, explanation on FAQ now.
-HOWTO:
-instruct to compile drivers library
-remove line numbers information on what to edit, better leave it to be found only by the informed context.
-adv_jtag_bridge execution now without 'sudo'. Note included that 'sudo' is required for Linux and xess or xpc3. Reference to FAQ to avoid this requirement.
rfajardo 3569d 05h /minsoc/trunk/sw/

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