7.3. Baremetal RISC-V Programs

To build baremetal RISC-V programs to run in simulation, we use the riscv64-unknown-elf cross-compiler and a fork of the libgloss board support package. To build such a program yourself, simply invoke the cross-compiler with the flags “-fno-common -fno-builtin-printf -specs=htif_nano.specs” and the link with the arguments “-static -specs=htif_nano.specs”. For instance, if we want to run a “Hello, World” program in baremetal, we could do the following.

#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
    printf("Hello, World!\n");
    return 0;
$ riscv64-unknown-elf-gcc -fno-common -fno-builtin-printf -specs=htif_nano.specs -c hello.c
$ riscv64-unknown-elf-gcc -static -specs=htif_nano.specs hello.o -o hello.riscv
$ spike hello.riscv
Hello, World!

For more examples, look at the tests/ directory in the chipyard repository.

For more information about the libgloss port, take a look at its README.