BeagleLogic goes kernel-mode with PRU remoteproc[Week 2-3]

The first week was spent well in prototyping the PRU firmware. Problems with the memory management [Maximum of 8 MB of memory] and dismal memory copy speeds [10-20 MB/s] with UIO and libprussdrv prompted me to escalate the back-end to the remoteproc kernel driver. It took me a while before I started off based on the WS28xx lighting firmware example to build up the necessary kernel driver infrastructure for BeagleLogic, and it’s now close to the first set of stress tests and actual data capture for the PRU.

Going into the kernel driver, here is a summary of what’s coming up in the next update [the experiment is with dummy data, the PRU’s aren’t engaged] :

Screenshot from 2014-06-11 23:01:19

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