Or1ksim board

The QEMU Or1ksim machine emulates the standard OpenRISC board simulator which is also the standard SoC configuration.

Supported devices

  • 16550A UART

  • ETHOC Ethernet controller

  • SMP (OpenRISC multicore using ompic)

Boot options

The Or1ksim machine can be started using the -kernel and -initrd options to load a Linux kernel and optional disk image.

$ qemu-system-or1k -cpu or1220 -M or1k-sim -nographic \
      -kernel vmlinux \
      -initrd initramfs.cpio.gz \
      -m 128

Linux guest kernel configuration

The ‘or1ksim_defconfig’ for Linux openrisc kernels includes the right drivers for the or1ksim machine. If you would like to run an SMP system choose the ‘simple_smp_defconfig’ config.

Hardware configuration information

The or1k-sim board automatically generates a device tree blob (“dtb”) which it passes to the guest. This provides information about the addresses, interrupt lines and other configuration of the various devices in the system.

The location of the DTB will be passed in register r3 to the guest operating system.