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 [[!meta title="NetBSD/evbarm on Raspberry Pi"]]  [[!meta title="NetBSD/evbarm on Raspberry Pi"]]
   
 This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD/evbarm on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org).  All [board variants](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi#Specifications) are supported.  We use e.g. "RPI2" to refer to "Raspberry Pi 2" to save precious bytes on this page.  This page describes the NetBSD/evbarm port on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org) hardware.  All [board variants](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raspberry_Pi#Specifications) earlier than the RPI4 are believed supported, and specific boards known to work are listed.  We use e.g. "RPI2" to refer to "Raspberry Pi 2" to save precious bytes on this page.  This web page is 32-bit (aarch32) centric, as that has been until mid-2018 the only approach.
   
 Initial, limited, Raspberry Pi support was introduced in NetBSD 6.0.  NetBSD 7.0 adds complete support for the board, along with introducing support for the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 board.  Raspberry Pi 3 support was added for NetBSD 8, and backported to NetBSD 7 in July of 2017.  (This page assumes those using NetBSD 7 are using 7.2 or later, but note that everyone uses 8 or -current.)  Initial, limited, Raspberry Pi support was introduced in NetBSD 6.0.  NetBSD 7.0 adds complete support for the board, along with introducing support for the quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 board.  Raspberry Pi 3 support was added for NetBSD 8, and backported to NetBSD 7 in July of 2017.  (This page assumes those using NetBSD 7 are using 7.2 or later, but note that everyone uses 8 or -current.)
   
   In mid-2018, -current gained support for 64-bit ARM (aarch64) support.  This will be in NetBSD 9.
   
 [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]  [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]
   
 [[!toc levels=2]]  [[!toc levels=2]]
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 # What works (and what doesn't yet)  # What works (and what doesn't yet)
   
   "Works" is primarily relative to the earmv6hf-el and earmv7hf-el CPU targets (32-bit).
   
 ## NetBSD 7 and NetBSD 8  ## NetBSD 7 and NetBSD 8
   
  - RPI1, RPI2, RPI2-1.2, RPI3, RPI3+ (except RPI3 builtin WiFi and bluetooth)   - RPI1, RPI2, RPI2-1.2, RPI3, RPI3+ (except RPI3 builtin WiFi and bluetooth)
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  - I²C: works, could use enhancements, man page   - I²C: works, could use enhancements, man page
  - SPI: could use enhancements, man page   - SPI: could use enhancements, man page
   
 ## NetBSD current  ## NetBSD 9
   
    - aarch64 support (RPI3, and should work on all supported systems with 64-bit CPUs)
   
   ## NetBSD current (and probably 9)
   
  - RPI3+   
  - RPI3 builtin bluetooth   - RPI3 builtin bluetooth
  - RPI3 new SD host controller driver   - RPI3 new SD host controller driver
   
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 ## What needs work  ## What needs work
   
    - RPI4 (as of 2020-01, still does not work in current)
  - USB (host); isochronous transfers.   - USB (host); isochronous transfers.
  - RPI3, RPI0W builtin WiFi   - RPI3, RPI0W builtin WiFi
  - RPI0W Bluetooth Low Energy (probably)   - RPI0W Bluetooth Low Energy (probably)
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  - RPI0 uses "earmv6hf".   - RPI0 uses "earmv6hf".
  - RPI0W uses "earmv6hf".   - RPI0W uses "earmv6hf".
  - RPI2 uses "earmv7hf".   - RPI2 uses "earmv7hf".
  - RPI3 uses "earmv7hf".   - RPI2-1.2 uses "earmv7hf" or "aarch64" (armv8 CPU hardware)
    - RPI3 uses "earmv7hf" or "aarch64" (armv8 CPU hardware)
   
 Note that one can run a build of earmv6hf on the 2 and 3.  There will still be a kernel7, built to use the 2/3 hardware, but with the armv6 instruction set.  Note that one can run a build of earmv6hf on the 2 and 3.  There will still be a kernel7, built to use the 2/3 hardware, but with the armv6 instruction set.
   
Line 63  In theory the code compiled for earmv7hf Line 72  In theory the code compiled for earmv7hf
   
 While the evbarm port has "eb" variants (for big-endian mode), the RPI systems do not support eb and these variants will not work.  Systems built with older CPU architectures (earm, earmv4, earmv5) are not expected to work on RPI.  While the evbarm port has "eb" variants (for big-endian mode), the RPI systems do not support eb and these variants will not work.  Systems built with older CPU architectures (earm, earmv4, earmv5) are not expected to work on RPI.
   
 See also [[NetBSD/aarch64|aarch64]] for running the RPI2-1.2 and RPI3/RPI3+ in 64-bit mode.  The RPI2-1.2 and RPI3 have an armv8 CPU that supports aarch64 (64-bit
   mode) in addition to aarch32 (regular 32-bit ARM).  This is supported,
   from -9 onwards, by the "aarch64" MACHINE_ARCH of evbarm, also
   available in build.sh via the alias evbarm64.  This is also
   referred to as [[NetBSD/aarch64|aarch64]].
   
 # Installation  # Installation
   
Line 98  Consider setting RELEASEMACHINEDIR if yo Line 111  Consider setting RELEASEMACHINEDIR if yo
   
 ### NetBSD autobuild HTTPS/FTP servers  ### NetBSD autobuild HTTPS/FTP servers
   
 NetBSD provides nightly builds on [nyftp.netbsd.org](https://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/).  The next directory level is the branch being built (netbsd-7, netbsd-8, HEAD, and more), plus optionally things like compiler type.  It is followed by date/time, e.g. "HEAD/201811051650Z"; once a build is complete the symlink "latest" is adjusted to point to it.  The next level is "${MACHINE}-${MACHINE_ARCH}", e.g. "evbarm-earmv7hf", and multiple combinations are provided.  NetBSD provides nightly builds on [nycdn.netbsd.org](https://nycdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/).  The next directory level is the branch being built (netbsd-7, netbsd-8, HEAD, and more), plus optionally things like compiler type.  It is followed by date/time, e.g. "HEAD/201811051650Z"; once a build is complete the symlink "latest" is adjusted to point to it.  The next level is "${MACHINE}-${MACHINE_ARCH}", e.g. "evbarm-earmv7hf", and multiple combinations are provided.
   
 An example URL, arguably the standard approach for first-time NetBSD/RPI users, is https://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-8/latest/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/  An example URL, arguably the standard approach for first-time NetBSD/RPI users, is https://nycdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-8/latest/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/
   
 ### release layout  ### release layout
   
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 work on Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3.  This image is typically updated  work on Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3.  This image is typically updated
 every few weeks.  every few weeks.
   
  - [https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README](https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README)   - <https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README>
   
 ## Configuring 802.11  ## Configuring 802.11
   
Line 203  Probably, for the RPI3+, one needs to us Line 216  Probably, for the RPI3+, one needs to us
   
 The device boots by finding a file "bootcode.bin".   The primary location is a FAT32 partition on the uSD card, and an additional location is on a USB drive.  See the [upstream documentation on booting](https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/) and read all the subpages.  The device boots by finding a file "bootcode.bin".   The primary location is a FAT32 partition on the uSD card, and an additional location is on a USB drive.  See the [upstream documentation on booting](https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/) and read all the subpages.
   
 The standard approach is to use a uSD card, with a fdisk partition table containing a FAT32 partition marked active, and a NetBSD partition.  The NetBSD partition will then contain a disklabel, pointing to an FFS partition (a), a swap paritiion (b) and the FAT32 boot partition mounted as /boot (e).  The file /boot/cmdline.txt has a line to set the root partition.  The standard approach is to use a uSD card, with a fdisk partition table containing a FAT32 partition marked active, and a NetBSD partition.  The NetBSD partition will then contain a disklabel, pointing to an FFS partition (a), a swap partition (b) and the FAT32 boot partition mounted as /boot (e).  The file /boot/cmdline.txt has a line to set the root partition.
   
 One wrinkle in the standard approach is that the disk layout is "boot swap /", but the NetBSD fdisk partition starts at the location of /.   The / partition can hold a disklabel, while swap cannot.   It is normal to have swap after / (and thus within the fdisk partition), but the arrangement used permits growing / on first boot, for the typical case where a larger uSD is used, compared to the minimum image size.  One wrinkle in the standard approach is that the disk layout is "boot swap /", but the NetBSD fdisk partition starts at the location of /, so the swap partition is not within the NetBSD fdisk partition.  The / partition can hold a disklabel, while swap cannot.   It is normal to have swap after / (and thus within the fdisk partition), but the arrangement used permits growing / on first boot, for the typical case where a larger uSD is used, compared to the minimum image size.
   
 An alternate approach is to have the boot FAT32 partition as above, but to have the entire system including root on an external disk.  This is configured by changing root=ld0a to root=sd0a or root=dk0 (depending on disklabel/GPT).  Besides greater space, part of the point is to avoid writing to the uSD card.  An alternate approach is to have the boot FAT32 partition as above, but to have the entire system including root on an external disk.  This is configured by changing root=ld0a to root=sd0a or root=dk0 (depending on disklabel/GPT).  Besides greater space, part of the point is to avoid writing to the uSD card.
   
Line 214  A third approach, workable on the Pi 3 o Line 227  A third approach, workable on the Pi 3 o
   
 There is no well-defined USB enumeration order, so the preferred approach if one has multiple USB mass storage devices is to use named wedges in both fstab and cmdline.txt.  There is no well-defined USB enumeration order, so the preferred approach if one has multiple USB mass storage devices is to use named wedges in both fstab and cmdline.txt.
   
   ## Split-mode aarch32/aarch64
   
   \todo Verify this, and add any necessary cautions about boot code.
   
   The aarch64 kernel can run aarch32 binaries, so one can boot a aarch64 kernel on a system with aarch32 userland.
   
 # X11 and GPU  # X11 and GPU
   
 ## Video playback  ## Video playback
Line 236  Using [emulators/retroarch](http://pkgsr Line 255  Using [emulators/retroarch](http://pkgsr
   
  - Install [emulators/retroarch](http://pkgsrc.se/emulators/retroarch)   - Install [emulators/retroarch](http://pkgsrc.se/emulators/retroarch)
  - Install the libretro core for the system you would like to emulate (lets take [emulators/libretro-gambatte](http://pkgsrc.se/emulators/libretro-gambatte), a GameBoy Color emulator, as an example).   - Install the libretro core for the system you would like to emulate (lets take [emulators/libretro-gambatte](http://pkgsrc.se/emulators/libretro-gambatte), a GameBoy Color emulator, as an example).
  - Plug in a USB HID compatible Gamepad, such as the Logitech F710 in "DirectInput" mode (set "D/X" switch to "D").   - Make sure your user has read and write permissions on `/dev/vchiq`.
  - Create a config file for your gamepad using *retroarch-joyconfig*.   - Plug in a USB HID compatible Gamepad, such as the Logitech F710 in "DirectInput" mode (set "D/X" switch to "D"). Note that since the framebuffer GL driver will not allow for keyboard input in RetroArch, you will have to copy your joypad configuration from another system.
 [[!template  id=programlisting text="""   - Configure retroarch by editing $HOME/.config/retroarch/retroarch.cfg:
 $ retroarch-joyconfig -o gamepad.cfg          video_driver = "gl"
 """]]          input_driver = "null"
  - Launch the emulator from the command-line (no X required):          joypad_driver = "sdl2"
 [[!template  id=programlisting text="""          menu_driver = "rgui"
 $ retroarch --appendconfig gamepad.cfg -L /usr/pkg/lib/libretro/gambatte_libretro.so game.gbc  
 """]]  
   
 # Developer notes  # Developer notes
   
Line 270  Tests should be run on all of `rpi[0123] Line 287  Tests should be run on all of `rpi[0123]
   
 ## Testing with anita and qemu  ## Testing with anita and qemu
   
 anita has support for evbarm.  Install qemu and dtb-arm-vexpress from pkgsrc.  Note that the release subdirectory should be evbarm-earmv6hf or evbarm-earmv7hf.  See the anita section in the evbarm page.
   
   It is not currently known how to emulate a RPI in qemu, and therefore anita does not yet have support for this.  \todo Add a command-line example to run qemu emulating some RPI model.
   
   
   # Misc notes
   Miscellaneous notes about Raspberry PI.
   
   ## Power supply needed (or: why there is a little rainbow square in the top-right corner?)
   Raspberry Pi devices are powered by 5V micro USB and a 2.5A (2500mA)
   power supply is reccomended.  For more information please read:
   
    <https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/faqs/#pi-power>
   
   Power glitches can also manifest in other ways, e.g. with an USB
   disk plugged:
   
   [[!template id=programlisting text="""
   sd0(umass0:0:0:0): generic HBA error
   sd0: cache synchronization failed
   """]]
   
 \todo It is not currently known and documented how to configure qemu and anita to emulate a RPI in general or a specific RPI model.  Using a reccomended power supply avoid such issues.
   
 \todo Explain about how DTB works.  ## Xenon death flash (Raspberry Pi 2 is camera-shy)
   When using laser pointers or xenon flashes in cameras (or other
   flashes of high-intensity long-wave light) against a Raspberry Pi
   2 the Pi can power itself off.
   For more information please read:
   
 \todo Give a command line example to run qemu (without anita).   <https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/xenon-death-flash-a-free-physics-lesson/>

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