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Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#651 new enhancement

Implement Turris Omnia support (arm32)

Reported by: jermar Owned by: svoboda
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: helenos/kernel/arm32 Version: mainline
Keywords: gsoc16, gsoc17 Cc:
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Description (last modified by jermar)

Implement support for Turris Omnia open-source router.

Details
Turris Omnia is an open-hardware router for home use. It features dual-core ARM CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and 5 LAN ports. The machine is well documented and can be used as a model hardware for the network usability of HelenOS. Turris Omnia offers a lot of functionality (including USB, WiFi or SIM card slot) thus a complete support would require more than 3 monts but basic functionality is within the reach of a single trimester work.

HelenOS supports the ARMv7-A architecture, including the Cortext-A8 processor, but has not yet been ported to a Cortex-A9 processor used by Turris Omnia. This project will therefore require some kernel and platform code modifications.

What Gains and Benefits will this bring?
Turris Omnia would be a good demonstrator for HelenOS to show that HelenOS is capable of a full-fledged routing functionality.
Difficulty
Medium to High
Required skills
A successful applicant will need to have very good skills in programming in the C language and the ability to learn how to drive hardware based on various information sources (official documentation, source code of other operating system projects). Kernel developmanet experience is a plus.
Documentation
Possible mentors
HelenOS Core Team, Jakub Jermar

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by jermar

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comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by vhotspur

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comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by jermar

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