RTEMS + PS3

Steven Johnson sjohnson at sakuraindustries.com
Thu Aug 23 23:17:37 CDT 2007


Karel Gardas wrote:
> Hoan Hoang wrote:
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>>     I don't have a PS3 yet but would very much like to see that
>> happen.   So please do the port.  :-)
>>     
>
> The same here! :-) Please consider using Full System Simulator which is
> available as a part of Cell SDK for debugging:
>
> http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/topics/cell?open&S_TACT=105AGX16&S_CMP=DWPA
>
>   
As far as I can tell, that is for simulating the Cell Hardware, but on a 
PS3 you have to arbitrate the hardware with a Hypervisor, which makes it 
hard to use the simulator without a lot of work.  It would be OK if I 
was proposing RTEMS on a Blade server for example.

Steven

> Good luck!
> Karel
>
>   
>> Steven Johnson wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> As you may or may not be aware, the PS3 has the ability to have an 
>>> "other os" installed on it, basically this means sony have given 
>>> homebrew developers a way to write native code for the PS3, this code 
>>> runs under the PS3's Hypervisor, so its access to hardware is "managed", 
>>> but otherwise its just code running on the bare PS3 CPU.
>>>
>>> I am considering porting an RTEMS application of mine to it, because it 
>>> is cheap consistent hardware which is very good at media applications, 
>>> which is what my application needs.
>>>
>>> My question is, the PS3 has a dual thread PPC64 cpu (plus some other 
>>> stuff we wont worry about at the moment).  Are there any examples of 
>>> RTEMS running on processors with multiple hardware threads?  If not what 
>>> should I watch out for in this port, as I want to use both hardware 
>>> threads for maximum performance.
>>>
>>> Are there any other suggestions before I embark on this port?
>>>
>>> I know there are Fat file system drivers in RTEMS at the moment, what 
>>> about other file systems, like ext2, are there any projects implementing 
>>> those yet?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steven
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