[lowrisc-dev] Ethernet support for lowrisc

Jawad Haj-Yahya jawadhy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 06:19:58 GMT 2017

The Ethernet v0.5  is not working for us, we have compilation error as some
file is missing, also the pre-build image is missing. We will keep checking
how to add the Ethernet ports for our project, please update with any

Jawad Haj-Yahya

On Mon, Dec 18, 2017 at 7:09 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net
> wrote:

> https://github.com/lowRISC/minion_subsystem/blob/master/
> vivado/srcs/eth_soc_kc705.vhd
> ha!  funny... investigating a little bit, it looks like the ethernet
> v0.5 minion core subsystem is actually using sergey's RMII
> implementation, i like that.  so, jawad, that looks like it, doesn't
> it? there's a file minion_top_kc705.xpr which is an XML vivado project
> file... looks like that's where stuff (VHD and Verilog) is all pulled
> in...
> i'm trying to get my head round this stuff as well, as i too want to
> know how a new peripheral is added...
> $ cd minion_subsystem
> $ git log
> ....
> ....
> commit d16ed30e82f816692b1c790f2b068b81265171f6
> Author: Dr Jonathan Kimmitt <jrrk2 at cam.ac.uk>
> Date:   Fri Mar 10 17:23:50 2017 +0000
>     First check in to clean repository
> argh that's a pain.  that means that the possibility of doing "git
> diff minion_core_branch_0.4" to easily find out exactly what the
> difference between the ethernet branch and the 0.4 minion core branch
> are... gone.  argh.  hmmm...
> https://github.com/lowRISC/minion_subsystem/tree/
> 4de5f88bba8d2ede7816270d2693cb2ba44e0a82
> it loooks like (running gitk) ah ha!  that's a branch named
> "update-lic" whiich... still doesn't help if it's been totally
> reinitialised rather than forked from something else.
> lost here, can anyone help?  from which branches (and using which git
> commands) would someone identify the changes made betweeen minion 0.4
> and minion-ethernet 0.5 so that, from the diff, it's possible to see
> how the ethernet peripheral was added?
> tia,
> l.

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