[Libre-soc-dev] power-gem5

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Mon May 3 14:42:04 BST 2021

if anyone is interested, boris shingarov and others are currently
reviewing and walking through the patches to add POWER ISA 64-bit
capability, developed over a year ago, to gem5.


this was the original work:

it includes work needed to boot a linux initrd + buildroot, but as an
experiment by students that branch removed some capabilities, to save

Sandipan is currently going *gently* through that work, making sure
that it's added incrementally.  userspace only (ELF binaries) is the
first step, adding in 64-bit and making sure that 32-bit, BE and LE
are still functional.

note that no current contributor is planning to add VSX / VMX: it's
too much.  additionally, the power-gem5 decoder is already severely


crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

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