My progress on real RISC-V hardware

That Milk V Pioneer system looks it could actually be a decent Workstation. Clock rate is a little low for that though… even so pretty impressive.

It actually has 3x 8x slots which is better than most x86 boards have. IMO PCIe 5.0 and 4.0 suck… because they are often implemented without enough lanes because the IO is too expensive, we’d literally be better off with 4x full 16x lanes on x86 than the nonsese we have with 4x and 1x lanes on 16x connectors.


Impressive and expensive ;(

The Milk-V workstation price is not very expensive when compared to an Apple iPhone 15 Pro, Mac Studio, and AMD ThreadRipper workstations.

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From what I can tell, the VisionFive 2 uses an open source GPU IP. Will Haiku actually be able to have 2D/3D hardware graphics rendering on this platform, once it’s at a stable, bootable build?

The only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger on a VisionFive 2 SBC on Amazon ($100) is a bootable, usable revision of Haiku that I can run on it.

Looks like VisionFive 2 basically works, but not upstreamed yet, and no boot images or RISC-V haikuports, either. From the last monthly report I think upstream haiku merges are happening gradually, though.

So, then… the RISC V Haiku nightlies don’t boot/run on the VisionFive 2? Which RISC V board(s) do they boot/work on, currently?

There are still unsolved problem with USB 1 devices such as mouse or keyboard. Currently only single connected USB 1 device work properly so you can’t connect keyboard and USB mouse at the same time. USB 2 and 3 are fine.

What about Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse? One USB dongle controls them both, so they only take up one USB port.

I think those are composite devices and still might not work… since they show up as multiple devices.