Beaglebone Black PRUs

Víctor Mayoral Vilches victor at
Thu Mar 12 15:47:29 UTC 2015


We (Erle Robotics <>) make use of the PRUs with
Snappy. You just need a kernel that supports the modules you mention. Paolo
Pissati helped with that and we placed instruction on how to do that (v3.8)
Feel free to reach me anytime (vmayoral @ #snappy).

Kind regards,

*Víctor Mayoral Vilches*
CTO & Co-Founder

*Erle Robotics* | victor at
+34 616151561
*skype*: v.mayoral

2015-03-12 16:36 GMT+01:00 Gustavo Niemeyer <gustavo.niemeyer at>

> Hey Snappiers,
> Is anyone putting the PRUs (Programmable Realtime Units) on the TI's
> AM3358 to good use with Snappy? I assumed this was the case, given
> that we have a few projects that would clearly benefit from the
> realtime capabilities (robots, quadcopters, etc), but digging a bit it
> looks like the current BBB-specific images do not offer the necessary
> kernel support for that. Both the uio and the remoteproc drivers seem
> to be missing (although I'm not sure the remoteproc driver would do
> much good, given how incipient it is).
> Has anyone played with that yet?
> gustavo @
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