This is a guide to setting up the 64-bit RISC-V tools and running the seL4 test suite for the Spike platform (the standard RISC-V simulator provided by UC Berkeley), via QEMU.

Running seL4test on RISC-V


Make sure the standard seL4 dependencies are installed.

The following packages are required for the RISC-V tools:

autoconf automake autotools-dev curl libmpc-dev libmpfr-dev libgmp-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev gawk build-essential bison flex texinfo gperf libtool patchutils bc zlib1g-dev device-tree-compiler pkg-config
libglib2.0-dev zlib1g-dev libpixman-1-dev

On Ubuntu, these can be obtained with apt.

Build the tools

  1. Set up a directory for the RISC-V tools, and the RISCV environment variable, which we refer to in future steps.

     mkdir riscv
     cd riscv
     export RISCV=${PWD}
  2. Get the RISC-V tools

     cd ${RISCV}
     git clone https://github.com/riscv/riscv-tools.git
     cd riscv-tools
     git submodule update --init --recursive
  3. Get RISC-V qemu sources, and build them:

     cd ${RISCV}/riscv-tools
     git clone https://github.com/heshamelmatary/riscv-qemu.git
     cd riscv-qemu
     git checkout sfence
     git submodule update --init dtc
     ./configure --target-list=riscv64-softmmu,riscv32-softmmu --prefix=${RISCV}
     make -j8 && make install
  4. Build the 64-bit toolchain, this will take an hour or two.

     cd ${RISCV}/riscv-tools
     sed -i 's/build_project riscv-gnu-toolchain --prefix=$RISCV/build_project riscv-gnu-toolchain --prefix=$RISCV --with-arch=rv64imafdc --with-abi=lp64 --enable-multilib/g' ./build.sh

    If you are using a recent distribution like Ubuntu 18.04 you may need to disable -Wall (turn compiler warning into errors) in riscv-openocd and riscv-isa-sim.

    After it is built, add the $RISCV/bin folder to your path for step 6.

  5. Get sel4test sources. If you have them already make sure you are up to to date with the latest source.

     mkdir sel4test && cd sel4test
     repo init -u https://github.com/seL4/sel4test-manifest.git
     repo sync
  6. Build the RISC-V sel4test image and run sel4test

     cd sel4test
     make bamboo_riscv64_defconfig
     make -j8
     make simulate-spike64

    If make fails, you may need to install a few required python packages: sudo pip install sel4-deps

Continuing development

For further development, you only need to rebuild sel4test and rerun qemu, repeating step 6 above.