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DM816x AM389x PSP 04.00.01.13 Release Notes
This document covers details for TI816x 04.00.01.13 release. This release is tested on DM8168/AM389x EVM (Base board + Daughter Card required for second Ethernet port and NOR). Refer Validation Information section for validation details.
For using with HDVPSS 01.00.01.32 binary release, kernel patch must be applied and can be downloaded from the SW release download page
- 1 TI816x PSP 04.00.01.13
- 1.1 Document License
- 1.2 Read This First
- 1.3 Introduction
- 1.4 Documentation
- 1.5 Dependencies
- 1.6 What's Supported
- 1.7 What's Not Supported
- 1.8 New in this Release
- 1.9 Fixed in this Release
- 1.10 Known Issues
- 1.11 Installation and Usage
- 1.12 Upgrade and Compatibility Information
- 1.13 Device Support
- 1.14 Validation Information
- 1.15 Versioning
- 1.16 Useful Links
- 1.17 Technical Support and Product Updates
TI816x PSP 04.00.01.13
04.00.01.13 Release: October 04, 2011
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Read This First
- 'Pre-built U-Boot binaries in the release package are for DDR3 @800MHz clock'
- We are migrating from "legacy" mmc driver to a "generic" mmc driver in the latest u-boot .This will break the existing boot script used. Please refer the U-boot user guide and update you scripts according to that.
- When using PCIe boot mode, NAND and/or NOR may not be accessible from U-Boot and kernel. Please refer "Conflict with NAND/NOR and DM814x/DM816x PCIe Boot Mode setting" section in PCI Express Endpoint Boot Driver User Guide
- There is a change in the ECC layout in the kernel for 1-bit HW ECC scheme. This change is made to synchronise the ECC layout with Uboot (and make it in accordance with the community). It is advised that the customer must re-flash any data to NAND that was flashed earlier using the previous release kernel.
-Previous release ECC byte positions: UBoot: [40-51], Kernel: [52-63]
-Current release ECC byte positions: UBoot: [40-51], Kernel: [40-51]
- This release supports both 8 and 16 bit NAND flash. To use 8-bit NAND, set the CS0BW (buswidth) switch on the EVM to ON state. To use 16-bit NAND, set the CS0BW (buswidth) switch on the EVM to OFF state. The switch states for 8 and 16 bit (ON and OFF respectively) are decided so as to maintain backward compatibility with our previous releases which supported 16-bit NAND flash by default (i.e. CS0BW pin in OFF state).
- HDVPSS binaries are no longer packaged with release tar ball, instead they can be downloaded from the PSP Software Download page
In addition, note following changes applicable for release 04.00.00.09 onwards:
- The kernel in release will not boot with U-Boot from release(s) earlier to 04.00.00.06, unless 'machid' environment variable is set correctly. Please refer "Setting up Machine ID" section form User Guide for more details. .
Following applicable to PSP04.00.01.13_patch2 release.
- This release adds support for V4L2 capture driver on top of 04.00.01.13 release. There is no major change in this release apart from addition of V4L2 capture. Please refer to 04.00.01.13 release notes for more details about change between 04.00.01.12 release and 04.00.01.13 release.
- Please note that V4L2 capture driver requires I2C1 instance to be controlled from Linux side. So any of the application/driver trying to access I2C1 from any other processor wont work.
- Only one instance of V4L2 capture driver is supported with TVP7002 decoder
This is Release 04.00.01.13 of TI816x Linux PSP tested on DM8168/AM389x EVM. The EVM consists of base board (Rev B/C/D DDR2/DDR3) with daughter card having second Ethernet port and NOR. In the rest of the document, we will refer this setup as DM8168 EVM.
The Linux PSP serves to provide a fundamental software platform for development, deployment and execution of Linux based applications on Texas Instruments DM8168 EVM. The Linux kernel and U-Boot software in this release are based on the following open source repositories:
|Component||Version||Base Repository||Base Tag (or commit id)|
|TI816x Linux Kernel||2.6.37(Linux kernel version)||http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/tmlind/linux-omap-2.6.git;a=commit;h=2b3ea6aa16956e15f1ba8e7b70898aaacbec2237||2b3ea6aa16956e15f1ba8e7b70898aaacbec2237|
The code base for Linux kernel and U-Boot included in this release is hosted at the following repositories:
|Component||Repository (Branch)||Baseline Tag/Commit||Release Tag|
|TI816x Linux Kernel||http://arago-project.org/git/projects/?p=linux-omap3.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/ti81xx-master (ti81xx-master)||2b3ea6aa16956e15f1ba8e7b70898aaacbec2237||v2.6.37_TI816XPSP_04.00.01.13|
|TI816x U-Boot||http://arago-project.org/git/projects/?p=u-boot-omap3.git;a=summary (ti81xx-master)||v2010.06||v2010.06_TI816XPSP_04.00.01.13|
For detailed information on the various software components included in the release and how to use them, please refer to the User Guide.
The kernel and U-Boot have been compiled with CodeSourcery GNU Toolchain for ARM Processors 2009-q1-203 based on GCC 4.3.3
Please refer the User Guide included in the docs folder of the package for how to use the PSP Release Package.
For complete list of components versions that will work with this release, please refer to the Software BOM page at http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Category:EZSDK_Software_BOM
This release requires following tools/packages to be installed for fbdev/v4l2 drivers:
|HDVPSS Binary for PSP04.00.01.13_patch2 release||01.00.01.33|
PSP package includes support for DM8168 EVM platform.
The Linux PSP package supports the following components:
- U-Boot supporting NAND, NOR, SPI, SD and Ethernet boot mode
- Linux Kernel and device drivers.
- Ethernet - EMAC0 and EMAC1
- Host mode supporting Mass Storage, HID and ISO Audio/Video Class (USB0 and USB1).
- Gadget mode supporting Mass Storage and RNDIS (USB0)
- SATA (2 ports)
- NOR (Requires Application board)
- SPI (PIO mode)
- HDMI Driver
- Video Graphics driver
- Video Display driver
- SII9022a external HDMI transmitter driver
- PCIe RC
- PCIe EP Boot Driver (Booting DM816x or DM814x EP from DM8168 RC)
- Watchdog Timer (Requires h/w modifications on EVM)
- AVS (Board version Rev.D onwards)
- Pre-built binaries for U-Boot (for SD and NAND boot mode only, with DDR3 @800MHz clock), Linux kernel.
- Pre-Built binaries for NOR, NAND and SPI flash writers.
- Video Capture driver (Applicable to PSP04.00.01.13_patch2 release)
What's Not Supported
- Following are not supported:
- ADC3101 Audio
- The release package doesn't include filesystem image
- Currently U-Boot doesn't handle PCIe Boot procedure. Refer PCI Express Boot Driver User Guide for details about booting DM8168 in PCIe Boot mode.
New in this Release
Following features have been added since version 04.00.00.10:
- Video Capture driver (Applicable to PSP04.00.01.13_patch2 release)
- 8-bit NAND support
- NAND prefetch support (Enabled by default)
- AVS driver support
- PCIe EP Boot Driver now supports booting DM814x EP from DM816x RC
- Concurrent usage of one port as USB host and other port as USB device (refer USB Userguide for details)
- USB CDC Host support
- ALSA SoC HDMI Audio Driver
- Netra quick boot configuration for MMC/SD in u-boot
Fixed in this Release
This section lists issues fixed in this release:
|SDOCM00082475||USB:TI8XX: Removal of flash drive during file i/o will lead to crash observed from filesystem module|
|SDOCM00081534||DM81XX: Dual musb controller with one controller(usb0) as host and other controller(usb1) as device feature is not supported|
||USB:TI8XX: The file i/o to flash drive fails when connected through Full Speed HUB|
|SDOCM00083827||omap:mtd:nand: unable to boot uboot if it is flashed from kernel|
|SDOCM00082763||SD: Hang observed on removal and insertion of sd card|
|SDOCM00082505||TI81XX: NAND module support: Second insmod of nand driver (omap2.ko) fails due to improper cleanup during rmmod|
This section lists known issues observed in this release:
||DM81XX:USB: After four times insmod and rmmod of ti81xx.ko in loop causes crash in dma_alloc_free in cppi41dma driver
||Remove all the modules in reverse order and insert all modules in right order again.|
||USB_Audio:seeing many warnings while unpluging USB audiodevice and DUT hangs for sometime
||Make sure audio play is stopped before removing device..|
||USB build warnings: Gives out warnings
||SATA driver does not support suspend/resume
||This support is not available in the current release. Hence when the system switches to low power state and if SATA support is enabled in the kernel then the suspend/resume process will not disable SATA module and PHY. But this will not affect the suspend / resume process.|
||McSPI loadable module support broken, second time insmod of McSPI driver fails.
||None. Requires a system reboot.|
||Hyperlinks in the PDF documents in the release package are missing
||This is a known issue. The PDF rendering tool in processor wiki removes the hyperlinks while generating PDF documents. Please use the online wiki documents mentioned in Useful Links section (at the end of this release notes) |
||Kernel build fails if IOMMU Debug-FS is enabled in kernel configuration
||Disable iommu debug-fs support during kernel configuration (menuconfig)|
||CCS based NAND flashing tool can be used only to flash bootloader
||This is a limitation mainly due to the different ECC scheme and ECC layouts used for different images. Hence for flashing other images (like linux kernel and filesystem) use u-boot or uart boot mode.|
||No SPI software support (including SPI boot) for DM8168 Rev H EVM.||There is no workaround as of now. The SPI part used in this revision of EVM is different from the ones used in the earlier EVMs.|
||Nand 4-bit ECC is not working in both kernel and uboot
||4-bit ECC can not be supported in DM816x due to hardware issue. Instead, we plan to support UBIFS for DM816x.|
||SATA loadble module support: System hang observed when ahci_platform.ko module was unloaded.
||None. Requires a system reboot.|
||DM81xx:V4L2 Capture: FPS is low with capture +fbdev loop back (PSP04.00.01.13_patch2)
||DM81xx:V4L2 Capture: Kernel dump is seen on starting capture (PSP04.00.01.13_patch2)
||DM81xx:V4L2 Capture: Filter is always selected for 1080P60 mode (PSP04.00.01.13_patch2)
||ti816x: davinci emac: not able to connect second ethernet on VS daughter card to Gigabit switch
Installation and Usage
Please look for detailed installation and usage instructions in the User Guide
Upgrade and Compatibility Information
To upgrade to new PSP release, simply delete the old release and extract the new release in its place.
This release supports the Texas Instruments DM8168/C6A8168/AM389x (on DM8168 EVM)
This release is tested on DM8168 EVM (Rev-B DDR2/ Rev C/D DDR3) with AM389x filesystem built from arago.
ARM is running at 1 GHz and DDR2 at 400 MHz (effective 800MHz data rate) or DDR3 running at 800MHz clock.
Note that the DDR2 based setup has undergone sanity test only.
This is 04.00.01.13 release of TI816X Linux PSP product.
Technical Support and Product Updates
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