[lowrisc-dev] Support for Fedora / compressed extension

Dr Jonathan Kimmitt jrrk2 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Apr 1 21:46:32 BST 2018

Dear Richard,
  The version of Rocket used in lowRISC was forked from an old version of Rocket before the compressed instructions were added. Because of the security extensions we have added it would not be easy to merge the pipeline from a newer Rocket. For the same reason debugging via JTAG is not available. I have never tried the tool chain under Fedora, it is not a Xilinx supported platform by it can be tried if you read the notes on our website concerning LD_LIBRARY_PATH

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> On 1 Apr 2018, at 21:31, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi, I was going to try v0.5 on my Nexys 4 DDR.  However I believe
> that this version doesn't support the Compressed extension.  I
> disassembled the sample bbl and there are no short instructions.
> Is support for the C extension available and/or planned?
> Rich.
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