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1.1       jakllsch    1: [[!meta title="NetBSD/evbarm on Raspberry Pi"]]
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1.39      wiki        3: This page attempts to document and coordinate efforts towards NetBSD/evbarm on [Raspberry Pi](http://www.raspberrypi.org). All board variants are supported.
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1.70      gdt         5: 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.)
1.39      wiki        6: 
1.3       wiki        7: [[images/raspberrypi.jpg]]
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1.26      wiki        9: [[!toc levels=2]]
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1.14      wiki       11: <small>([Raspberry Pi image](http://www.flickr.com/photos/42325803@N07/8118758647/) by Christopher Lee used under CC-By-2.0 license)</small>
1.3       wiki       12: 
1.54      gdt        13: # What works (and what doesn't yet)
1.53      gdt        14: 
1.70      gdt        15: ## NetBSD 7 and NetBSD 8
1.53      gdt        16: 
1.74      gdt        17:  - RaspberryPi 1, 2, 3 (except Pi 3 builtin WiFi and bluetooth)
                     18:  - multiple processors on 2/3
                     19:  - boots normally to multiuser, with FAT32 boot partition on uSD
                     20:  - root filesystem can be uSD or USB-attached mass storage
1.53      gdt        21:  - serial or graphics console (with EDID query / parsing)
1.74      gdt        22:  - X11 via HDMI
                     23:  - GPU (VCHIQ) - 3D and video decode. man page missing.
                     24:  - USB host controller - dwctwo(4) and most devices work
                     25:  - USB Ethernet - usmsc(4)
1.53      gdt        26:  - DMA controller driver and sdhc(4) support
1.74      gdt        27:  - RNG
1.53      gdt        28:  - Audio: works. man page missing.
1.74      gdt        29:  - GPIO
1.53      gdt        30:  - I²C: works, could use enhancements, man page
                     31:  - SPI: could use enhancements, man page
                     32: 
                     33: ## NetBSD current
                     34: 
1.74      gdt        35:  - Raspberry Pi 3 builtin bluetooth
1.53      gdt        36:  - Raspberry Pi 3 new SD host controller driver
                     37: 
1.54      gdt        38: ## What needs work
1.53      gdt        39: 
                     40:  - USB (host); isochronous transfers.
1.74      gdt        41:  - Raspberry Pi 3 builtin WiFi
1.53      gdt        42: 
1.57      gdt        43: # CPU types
                     44: 
1.59      gdt        45:  - Raspberry Pi 1 uses "earmv6hf".
1.81      gdt        46:  - Raspberry Pi 0 uses "\todo".
1.59      gdt        47:  - Raspberry Pi 2 uses "earmv7hf".
1.64      gdt        48:  - Raspberry Pi 3 uses "earmv7hf".
1.81      gdt        49:  - Raspberry Pi 0W uses "\todo".
1.57      gdt        50: 
1.74      gdt        51: Note that one can run earmv6hf code on the 2 and 3.  See also
                     52: [[NetBSD/aarch64|aarch64]] for running the Pi 2/3 in 64-bit mode.
1.70      gdt        53: 
1.7       wiki       54: # Installation
1.53      gdt        55: 
1.62      gdt        56: ## SD card structure
                     57: 
1.86      gdt        58: 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.
                     59: 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.
1.62      gdt        60: 
1.86      gdt        61: 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.
1.63      gdt        62: 
1.91    ! gdt        63: Note that SD cards generally have limited write tolerance, so you may wish to disable atime updates via the noatime option, as is done by the default installation.
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1.62      gdt        65: ## Choosing a version
                     66: 
1.71      gdt        67: 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.
1.65      gdt        68: 
                     69: See also "ebijun's image", below, which is NetBSD-current and includes packages.
1.58      gdt        70: 
                     71: ## Getting bits to install
                     72: 
                     73: You can either build a release yourself with build.sh, or get one from the NetBSD FTP servers.
                     74: 
1.65      gdt        75: Both will provide rpi.img.gz and rpi_inst.img.gz.  Each is an image to be written to a uSD card, and has a FAT32 partition for booting.  In rpi.img.gz, there is also an FFS partition for NetBSD.
1.58      gdt        76: 
                     77: ### Building yourself
                     78: 
1.84      gdt        79: 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.
1.66      gdt        80: 
1.59      gdt        81:  - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv6hf -u release
                     82:  - ./build.sh -m evbarm -a earmv7hf -u release
1.81      gdt        83:  - ./build.sh -m earmv7hf-el -u release
                     84: 
                     85: Consider setting RELEASEMACHINEDIR if you wish to build multiple MACHINE_ARCH values on the same system; see build.sh.
1.58      gdt        86: 
1.85      gdt        87: ### NetBSD autobuild HTTPS/FTP servers
1.58      gdt        88: 
1.85      gdt        89: 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.
1.58      gdt        90: 
1.85      gdt        91:  - The 'evbarm-earmv6hf/binary/gzimg/' directory contains an rpi.img file that will run on any of the RPI boards.
                     92:  - 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.
                     93: 
                     94: An example URL, arguably the standard approach for beginners, is https://nyftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD-daily/netbsd-8/latest/evbarm-earmv7hf/binary/gzimg/
1.58      gdt        95: 
1.65      gdt        96: ## Preparing a uSD card
1.10      wiki       97: 
1.65      gdt        98: Once you have rpi.img.gz (or rpi_inst), put it on a uSD card using gunzip and dd, for example:
1.14      wiki       99: 
1.60      gdt       100:  - gunzip rpi.img.gz
1.67      ryoon     101:  - dd if=rpi.img of=/dev/disk1
1.14      wiki      102: 
1.89      gdt       103: ## Console approaches
                    104: 
                    105: The standard approach is to use a USB keyboard and an HDMI monitor for installation.
                    106: 
1.58      gdt       107: ### Serial Console
                    108: 
1.89      gdt       109: By default the rpi.img is set to use the HDMI output.  If you wish to use a serial console, mount the FAT32 partition on another system and edit cmdline.txt and remove '"console=fb"'.
1.14      wiki      110: 
1.89      gdt       111:  - Most (all?) USB-to-TTL serial adapters have wires for Tx, Rx and ground, and not RTS/CTS or other flow control lines.   Thus, your terminal program (or terminal) must be configured to not require flow control; a symptom of misconfiguration is that you see console output, but cannot type anything.  If so, adjust your serial console application's flow control settings to "none".
1.41      wiki      112: 
1.89      gdt       113:    - In Kermit, the command is "set flow none".
                    114:    - In minicom, run "minicom -s" and set hardware flow control to "no".
1.41      wiki      115: 
1.89      gdt       116: ### Enabling ssh for installation without any console
1.41      wiki      117: 
1.89      gdt       118: If you want to enable ssh with the standard image, so that you can log in over the net without either a serial or HDMI console, you can edit the configuration of a uSD card before booting.   On another computer, mount the ffs partition, place /root/.ssh/authorized_keys, uncomment PermitRootLogin in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, and comment out the rc_configure=NO in /etc/rc.conf.  Besides having to find the IP address (e.g. from DHCP server logs), you will have to wait for the partition resizing and reboot.
1.65      gdt       119: 
1.89      gdt       120: ### Installation with sshramdisk image
1.65      gdt       121: 
1.89      gdt       122: build.sh (and hence the FTP site) also creates an image 'rpi_inst.img.gz' specifically for installation without HDMI or a serial console, when built for earmv6hf.  Note that this image is much smaller and that you will need to fetch the sets over the network.  To use this method, write that image to a uSD card as above, and then:
1.58      gdt       123: 
1.89      gdt       124:  - Connect an Ethernet cable from the RPI to a LAN with a DHCP server, and another host you can use for ssh.
                    125:  - Power on the RPI, and wait.  Watch the logs on the DHCP server, and find the IP address assigned to the RPI.
                    126:  - Use ssh to login to the address you found with user "sysinst", and password "netbsd".
                    127:  - When installing, ensure that you enable DHCP and ssh, so that you can log in again after the system is installed.
1.53      gdt       128: 
1.89      gdt       129: \todo Verify that the above is accurate and sufficient.
1.16      wiki      130: 
1.55      gdt       131: ## Installation via ebijun's image
                    132: 
1.58      gdt       133: As an alternative to the standard installation images, Jun Ebihara
                    134: provides an install image for Raspberry Pi that includes packages.  It
                    135: is based on NetBSD-current and is built for earmv6hf, and thus will
                    136: work on Raspberry Pi 1, 2 and 3.  This image is typically updated
                    137: every few weeks.
1.55      gdt       138: 
1.56      gdt       139:  - [https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README](https://github.com/ebijun/NetBSD/blob/master/RPI/RPIimage/Image/README)
1.55      gdt       140: 
1.90      gdt       141: ## Links
                    142: 
                    143: The following pages have been published by NetBSD community members.  (Note that some of them are old.)
                    144: 
                    145:  - https://www.cambus.net/netbsd-on-the-raspberry-pi/
                    146: 
1.74      gdt       147: # Maintaining a system
                    148: 
1.78      gdt       149: ## vcgencmd
                    150: 
1.80      gdt       151: The program vcgencmd, referenced in the boot section,  can be found in pkgsrc/misc/raspberrypi-userland.
1.78      gdt       152: 
1.53      gdt       153: ## Updating the kernel
1.46      schmonz   154: 
1.42      wiki      155:  - Build a new kernel, e.g. using build.sh. It will tell you where the ELF version of the kernel is, e.g.
                    156: 
                    157:          ...
                    158:          Kernels built from RPI2:
                    159:           /Users/feyrer/work/NetBSD/cvs/src-current/obj.evbarm-Darwin-XXX/sys/arch/evbarm/compile/RPI2/netbsd
                    160:          ...
                    161: 
1.69      rin       162:  - 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.
1.48      sevan     163:  - 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)
1.42      wiki      164:  - reboot
                    165: 
1.73      gdt       166: ## Updating the firmware
                    167: 
                    168: 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.
                    169: 
1.88      gdt       170: \todo Explain where the firmware is in the source tree, and if it is in the installed system image (such as /usr/mdec).  Explain how to update a system (presumably /boot) from either an installed system's new firmware files, or the source tree.  Explain any particular cautions.
1.73      gdt       171: 
1.75      gdt       172: ## Booting
                    173: 
1.79      gdt       174: 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.
1.75      gdt       175: 
                    176: 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.
                    177: 
1.77      gdt       178: 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.
1.75      gdt       179: 
1.77      gdt       180: 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.
1.75      gdt       181: 
1.80      gdt       182: 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.
                    183: \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.
1.75      gdt       184: 
                    185: \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.
                    186: 
1.24      wiki      187: # Wireless Networking
1.53      gdt       188: 
1.75      gdt       189: 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.
1.53      gdt       190: 
1.24      wiki      191:  - A Realtek 802.11n USB adaptor configures as urtwn(4).
1.25      wiki      192:    - Configure with wpa_supplicant in /etc/rc.conf -
1.24      wiki      193: 
                    194:            ifconfig_urtwn0=dhcp
                    195:            dhcpcd=YES
                    196:            dhcpcd_flags="-q -b"
                    197:            wpa_supplicant=YES
                    198:            wpa_supplicant_flags="-B -i urtwn0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf"
1.25      wiki      199:    - A sample wpa_supplicant.conf can be found at /usr/share/examples/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
1.24      wiki      200: 
1.27      wiki      201: # GPU
                    202: 
                    203: ## Video playback
1.29      wiki      204: Accelerated video playback is supported in NetBSD 7 with the [OMXPlayer](http://pkgsrc.se/multimedia/omxplayer) application and through GStreamer with the [omx](http://pkgsrc.se/multimedia/gst-plugins1-omx) plugin.
1.27      wiki      205: 
                    206: ## OpenGL ES
                    207: Accelerated OpenGL ES is supported in NetBSD 7. The GL ES client libraries are included with the [misc/raspberrypi-userland](http://pkgsrc.se/misc/raspberrypi-userland) package.
                    208: 
1.28      wiki      209: ## Quake 3
1.27      wiki      210: A Raspberry Pi optimized build of *ioquake3* is available in the [games/ioquake3-raspberrypi](http://pkgsrc.se/games/ioquake3-raspberrypi) package. To use it, the following additional resources are required:
                    211: 
                    212:  - pak0.pk3 from Quake 3 CD
1.31      snj       213:  - additional pak files from the [games/ioquake3-pk3](http://pkgsrc.se/games/ioquake3-pk3) package
1.27      wiki      214:  - read/write permissions on /dev/vchiq and /dev/wsmouse
                    215: 
1.31      snj       216: Place the pak0.pk3 file in the /usr/pkg/lib/ioquake3/baseq3 directory.
1.27      wiki      217: 
1.32      wiki      218: ## RetroArch / Libretro
                    219: Using [emulators/retroarch](http://pkgsrc.se/emulators/retroarch) it is possible to run many emulators at full speed the Raspberry Pi. Emulator cores for various gaming consoles are available in the [emulators/libretro-*](http://pkgsrc.se/search.php?so=libretro-) packages. To begin using retroarch:
                    220: 
                    221:  - Install [emulators/retroarch](http://pkgsrc.se/emulators/retroarch)
                    222:  - 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).
                    223:  - Plug in a USB HID compatible Gamepad, such as the Logitech F710 in "DirectInput" mode (set "D/X" switch to "D").
                    224:  - Create a config file for your gamepad using *retroarch-joyconfig*.
                    225: [[!template  id=programlisting text="""
1.35      wiki      226: $ retroarch-joyconfig -o gamepad.cfg
1.32      wiki      227: """]]
                    228:  - Launch the emulator from the command-line (no X required):
                    229: [[!template  id=programlisting text="""
                    230: $ retroarch --appendconfig gamepad.cfg -L /usr/pkg/lib/libretro/gambatte_libretro.so game.gbc
                    231: """]]
                    232: 
1.53      gdt       233: # Developer notes
1.50      gdt       234: 
1.53      gdt       235: These notes are for people working on improvements to RPI support in NetBSD.
1.50      gdt       236: 
1.72      gdt       237: ## Updating the firmware version in the NetBSD sources
1.50      gdt       238: 
1.72      gdt       239: (Note that trying new firmware may result in a non-bootable system, so
                    240: be prepared to recover the bootable media with another system.)
1.50      gdt       241: 
1.72      gdt       242: Upstream firmware releases are
                    243: [on GitHub](https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/releases).
                    244: Copy all files except `kernel*.img` into `/boot` and reboot.
                    245: 
                    246: New firmware should pass all of the following tests before being committed to NetBSD.
1.50      gdt       247: 
1.53      gdt       248: - Audio
                    249: - OMXPlayer (and [[!template id=man name="vchiq"]])
                    250: - Serial/framebuffer console
                    251: - CPU frequency scaling
1.50      gdt       252: 
1.72      gdt       253: Tests shoudl be run on all of `rpi[0123]`.
1.1       jakllsch  254: 

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