Xilinx clock wizard driver

Tobin C. Harding me at tobin.cc
Mon Oct 9 17:46:03 EDT 2017

On Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 01:16:41PM -0400, Merin Santhosh wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm Merin, I'm a masters student at the University of Florida.

Hi Merin, welcome.

> I was doing
> through the Linux Kernel, hoping to contribute to something of relevance.
> Since I have a background in systems, I was hoping to get started with the
> Xilinx clocking wizard(link)
> <https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/staging.git/tree/drivers/staging/clocking-wizard/TODO>

Cool, go for it.

> I wanted to know how is it that the modified driver is tested once coded.
> Can someone explain to me how this is done?

I am by no means an expert. One sure method (for any of the drivers in staging) is to buy some
hardware to test the driver. I know nothing about the Xilinx clocking wizard but a quick search
shows that you can set up an FPGA board of some sort to use with the clocking wizard. Here is a link
you may find useful


If you are borking at paying for hardware just look at it as an investment in your education. Any
hardware you buy will be cheap compared with your other tuition fees.

Happy hacking,

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