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 This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD/evbarm on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org). All board variants are supported.  This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD/evbarm on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org). All board variants are supported.
   
 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.  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 the netbsd-7 branch after mid 2018.)
   
 [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]  [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]
   
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 # What works (and what doesn't yet)  # What works (and what doesn't yet)
   
 ## NetBSD 7 before July, 2017  ## NetBSD 7 and NetBSD 8
   
  - RaspberryPi 1, and 2 (including SMP)   - RaspberryPi 1, 2, 3 (except Pi 3 builtin WiFi and bluetooth)
  - multi-user boot with root on SD card   - multiple processors on 2/3
    - boots normally to multiuser, with FAT32 boot partition on uSD
    - root filesystem can be uSD or USB-attached mass storage
  - serial or graphics console (with EDID query / parsing)   - serial or graphics console (with EDID query / parsing)
    - X11 via HDMI
    - GPU (VCHIQ) - 3D and video decode. man page missing.
    - USB host controller - dwctwo(4) and most devices work
    - USB Ethernet - usmsc(4)
  - DMA controller driver and sdhc(4) support   - DMA controller driver and sdhc(4) support
    - RNG
  - Audio: works. man page missing.   - Audio: works. man page missing.
  - I²C: works, could use enhancements, man page  
  - GPIO   - GPIO
  - RNG   - I²C: works, could use enhancements, man page
  - SPI: could use enhancements, man page   - SPI: could use enhancements, man page
  - GPU (VCHIQ) - 3D and video decode. man page missing.  
  - USB (host) - dwctwo(4)  
  - USB Ethernet - usmsc(4)  
  - X windows.  
   
 ## NetBSD 7 after July, 2017 and NetBSD 8  
   
  - Raspberry Pi 3 (excluding WiFi and bluetooth)  
   
 ## NetBSD current  ## NetBSD current
   
  - Raspberry Pi 3 bluetooth   - Raspberry Pi 3 builtin bluetooth
  - Raspberry Pi 3 new SD host controller driver   - Raspberry Pi 3 new SD host controller driver
   
 ## What needs work  ## What needs work
   
  - USB (host); isochronous transfers.   - USB (host); isochronous transfers.
  - WiFi   - Raspberry Pi 3 builtin WiFi
  - Raspberry Pi 3 in 64-bit mode.  (Note that this will be provided by the evbarm64 port, rather than evbarm.)  
   
 # CPU types  # CPU types
   
 Note that one can also use code for earlier models on later models.  
   
  - Raspberry Pi 1 uses "earmv6hf".   - Raspberry Pi 1 uses "earmv6hf".
    - Raspberry Pi 0 uses "\todo".
  - Raspberry Pi 2 uses "earmv7hf".   - Raspberry Pi 2 uses "earmv7hf".
  - Raspberry Pi 3 uses "earmv7hf".   - Raspberry Pi 3 uses "earmv7hf".
    - Raspberry Pi 0W uses "\todo".
   
   Note that one can run earmv6hf code on the 2 and 3.  See also
   [[NetBSD/aarch64|aarch64]] for running the Pi 2/3 in 64-bit mode.
   
 # Installation  # Installation
   
 ## SD card structure  ## SD card structure
   
 The Raspberry Pi looks for firmware and kernel.img on the first FAT32 partition of the uSD card.  A separate kernel (kernel7.img) is used on RPI2 and RPI3.  The Raspberry Pi looks for firmware and kernel.img on the first FAT32 MBR partition of the uSD card.  A separate kernel (kernel7.img) is used on RPI2 and RPI3.
   The NetBSD kernel will then find NetBSD MBR partition and within that the root disklabel partition, and use that FFS partition as the root filesystem.
 The NetBSD kernel will then use the FFS partition as the root filesystem.  
   
 A 2 GB card is the smallest workable size.  The NetBSD filesystem will be expanded to fit.  A 2 GB card is the smallest workable size, and the installation image will fit.  After the first boot, the system resizes the NetBSD root partition to fill the card.  Note that swap is after /boot and before /, and not contained in the NetBSD fdisk partition.  However, if you don't try to change the partition structure, this should not cause you any trouble.
   
 ## Choosing a version  ## Choosing a version
   
 First, decide if you want to install a formal release (7.1), a stable branch build (netbsd-7, netbsd-8), or NetBSD-current.  Note that 7.1 predates Raspberry Pi 3 support.  For people who don't know how to choose among those, netbsd-8 is probably best.  First, decide if you want to install a formal release (7.2 or 8.0), a stable branch build (netbsd-7, netbsd-8), or NetBSD-current.  For people who don't know how to choose among those, 8.0 or netbsd-8 is probably best.
   
 See also "ebijun's image", below, which is NetBSD-current and includes packages.  See also "ebijun's image", below, which is NetBSD-current and includes packages.
   
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 ### Building yourself  ### Building yourself
   
 Getting sources and building a release with build.sh is not special for evbarm.  Pick a CPU type alias and pass it to build.sh with -m.  Examples (the first two are equivalent):  Getting sources and building a release with build.sh is not special for evbarm.  However, the evbarm port has a very large number of CPU types, compared to i386 and amd64 which have one.  The standard approach is to use -m to define MACHINE and -a to define MACHINE_ARCH.  build.sh supports aliases that can be passed as a MACHINE value, but denote both MACHINE and a MACHINE_ARCH.   The third line uses an alias and is equal to the second in effect, for RPI2/3.
   
  - ./build.sh -m earmv6hf -u release  
  - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv6hf -u release   - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv6hf -u release
  - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv7hf -u release   - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv7hf -u release
    - ./build.sh -m earmv7hf-el -u release
   
   Consider setting RELEASEMACHINEDIR if you wish to build multiple MACHINE_ARCH values on the same system; see build.sh.
   
   ### NetBSD autobuild HTTPS/FTP servers
   
 ### NetBSD FTP servers  NetBSD provides nightly builds on [nyftp.netbsd.org](https://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/).  These are equivalent to building yourself.  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 [nyftp.netbsd.org](http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/).  These are equivalent to building yourself.   - The 'evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an rpi.img file that will run on any of the RPI boards.
    - The 'evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an armv7.img file that uses the armv7 instruction set, and thus can run only on the Raspberry Pi 2/3, but is also faster than rpi.img.
   
  - The 'evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an rpi.img file that can be used as a single image for both boards.  An example URL, arguably the standard approach for beginners, is https://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-8/latest/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/
  - The 'evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an armv7.img file that is optimized for Raspberry Pi 2.  
  - The stable build directory will be under netbsd-7/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-7/201710201440Z/evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg)      
  - The not-yet-released stable build directory will be under netbsd-8/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-8/201710211010Z/evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/)  
  - The HEAD/current directory build will be under HEAD/YYYYMMDDHHMMZ/ (for example, http://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/HEAD/201710202210Z/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/)  
   
 ## Preparing a uSD card  ## Preparing a uSD card
   
 Once you have rpi.img.gz (or rpi_inst), put it on a uSD card using gunzip and dd, for example:  Once you have rpi.img.gz (or rpi_inst), put it on a uSD card using gunzip and dd, for example:
   
  - gunzip rpi.img.gz   - gunzip rpi.img.gz
  - dd if=rpi.i7mg of=/dev/disk1   - dd if=rpi.img of=/dev/disk1
   
 ### Serial Console  ### Serial Console
   
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  - [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](https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README)
   
   # Maintaining a system
   
   ## vcgencmd
   
   The program vcgencmd, referenced in the boot section,  can be found in pkgsrc/misc/raspberrypi-userland.
   
 ## Updating the kernel  ## Updating the kernel
   
  - Build a new kernel, e.g. using build.sh. It will tell you where the ELF version of the kernel is, e.g.   - Build a new kernel, e.g. using build.sh. It will tell you where the ELF version of the kernel is, e.g.
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           /Users/feyrer/work/NetBSD/cvs/src-current/obj.evbarm-Darwin-XXX/sys/arch/evbarm/compile/RPI2/netbsd            /Users/feyrer/work/NetBSD/cvs/src-current/obj.evbarm-Darwin-XXX/sys/arch/evbarm/compile/RPI2/netbsd
          ...           ...
   
  - Besides the "netbsd" kernel in ELF format, there is also a "netbsd.bin" kernel that is in a format that the Raspberry can boot.   - Besides the "netbsd" kernel in ELF format, there is also a "netbsd.img" (for current) or "netbsd.bin" (for 7 and 8) kernel that is in a format that the Raspberry can boot.
  - Depending on your hardware version, copy this either to /boot/kernel.img (First generation Pi, Pi Zero hardware) or to /boot/kernel7.img (Pi 2, Pi 3 hardware)   - Depending on your hardware version, copy this either to /boot/kernel.img (First generation Pi, Pi Zero hardware) or to /boot/kernel7.img (Pi 2, Pi 3 hardware)
  - reboot   - reboot
   
   ## Updating the firmware
   
   A section below describes the process of updating NetBSD's copy of the firmware from upstream, with testing, by NetBSD developers.  This section is about updating a system's firmware from the firmware in a version of NetBSD.
   
   \todo Explain where the firmware is in the source tree, and if it is in the installed system image (such as /usr/mdec).  Explain any particular cautions.
   
   ## Booting
   
   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.
   
   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.
   
   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.
   
   A third approach, workable on the Pi 3 only, is to configure USB host booting (already enableed on the 3+; see the upstream documentation) and have the boot partition also on the external device.  In this case the external device must have an MBR because the hardware's first-stage boot does not have GPT support. In theory the [procedure to program USB host boot mode](https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/hardware/raspberrypi/bootmodes/msd.md) will function on a NetBSD system because the programming is done by bootcode.bin.
   \todo Confirm that putting program_usb_boot_mode=1 in config.txt and booting works to program the OTP bit.  Confirm that one can then boot NetBSD from external USB.
   
   \todo Explain USB enumeration and how to ensure that the correct boot and root devices are found if one has e.g. a small SSD for the system and a big disk.
   
 # Wireless Networking  # Wireless Networking
   
   Note that the built-in WiFi in the RPI3 is not yet supported.  Note that the built-in WiFi in the RPI3 is not yet supported.   USB WiFi interfaces (that work on NetBSD in general) should all work.
   
  - A Realtek 802.11n USB adaptor configures as urtwn(4).   - A Realtek 802.11n USB adaptor configures as urtwn(4).
    - Configure with wpa_supplicant in /etc/rc.conf -     - Configure with wpa_supplicant in /etc/rc.conf -
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 These notes are for people working on improvements to RPI support in NetBSD.  These notes are for people working on improvements to RPI support in NetBSD.
   
 ## Updating the firmware  ## Updating the firmware version in the NetBSD sources
   
 You probably don't want to do this. Firmware updates can break things,  (Note that trying new firmware may result in a non-bootable system, so
 and the latest firmware that's been tested is already included in the  be prepared to recover the bootable media with another system.)
 NetBSD build you installed.  
   
 If you're feeling adventurous (or are the port maintainer), here's what  Upstream firmware releases are
 to test whenever you try new firmware:  [on GitHub](https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/releases).
   Copy all files except `kernel*.img` into `/boot` and reboot.
   
   New firmware should pass all of the following tests before being committed to NetBSD.
   
 - Audio  - Audio
 - OMXPlayer (and [[!template id=man name="vchiq"]])  - OMXPlayer (and [[!template id=man name="vchiq"]])
 - Serial/framebuffer console  - Serial/framebuffer console
 - CPU frequency scaling  - CPU frequency scaling
   
 That goes for all of `rpi[0123]`.  Tests shoudl be run on all of `rpi[0123]`.
   
 Upstream firmware releases are  
 [on GitHub](https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/releases).  
 Copy all files except `kernel*.img` into `/boot` and reboot.  

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