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SubjectRe: Device Description for FPGA Components on x86 system
Hi,

everything you want is already available and on the way to mainline
concerning support for various FPGA loading modes or available for
checkout from a git repository.
All that has already been discussed on the mailing list.

FPGA loading interface is available here [1].
Patchset missing for FPGA loading has been sent to the mailing list from
Anatolij Gustschin for various Linux kernel versions. Link to the most
recent patchset version [2].
FPGA Manager mailing list archive link [3] - Please read up the story
here around those patches and also the replies of the others.

Cheers
Eric

[1] https://github.com/vdsao/fpga-cfg
[2] https://marc.info/?l=linux-fpga&m=155078072107199&w=2
[3] https://marc.info/?l=linux-fpga

Am 10.04.2019 12:01, schrieb Federico Vaga:

> Hello,
>
> sorry to push for an answer but I do not want to take the risk of
> designing
> something useless. I do not know how should I interpret a no-answer.
>
> If the solution really does not exist today, then I would like to
> collect
> opinions/arguments/requirements on the topic so that I can write
> something
> useful not only for CERN but for the entire community.
>
> Thank you
>
> On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:17:18 PM CEST Federico Vaga wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm looking for guidance
>>
>> What I have:
>> * Intel x86_64 computer
>> * PCIe card with FPGA on it
>>
>> What I want to achieve:
>> * load an FPGA bitstream on the card
>> * load a device-tree like description for the FPGA devices contained
>> in the
>> bitstream
>>
>> This is achievable on ARM with DeviceTree, overlay-dt, fpga-mgr; but
>> I'm
>> puzzled about the x86_64 use-case. I'm not able to find recent and
>> clear
>> information.
>>
>> Does anyone know if this is doable? Perhaps with ACPI SSDTs overlay?
>> Or with
>> the DT?
>>
>> thanks

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