Here we will share some of our experience and issues encountered when running and building software for the RISC-V testbed.

Toolchains & Cross-debugging

In this post we cover the toolchains and debugging tools available to compile applications for RISC-V. These allow users to cross-compile RISC-V executables on the login node, which can then be run on the testbed nodes. The toolchains provide various binutils, such as ld - linker, as - assembler, and objdump - displays object file information.


Compiling Vector Code

Some of the hardware (e.g. Allwinner D1) within the testbed supports RISC-V V vector extension (RVV). Here we document and provide references for compiling code with vector instructions.