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AR# 55776

Release Notes and Known Issues for PetaLinux 2013.04 and later tool versions


This answer record contains the Release Notes and Known Issues for PetaLinux and includes the following:

  • General Information
  • Known and Resolved Issues
  • Revision History

PetaLinux Product Page:



General Information

Supported Operating Host Systems can be found in the following three locations:

  • PetaLinux Installation Guide (UG976) (PetaLinux 2013.04 to 2014.2)
  • PetaLinux Tools Reference Guide (UG1144) (PetaLinux 2014.4 and later)

For a complete archive of PetaLinux documentation, please see (Xilinx Answer 62896)

Version Table

This table correlates the PetaLinux version to the corresponding ISE/Vivado tools release version with which it was tested.

PetaLinux Version ISE / Vivado Tools Version
2012.1214.4 / 2012.4
2013.0414.5 / 2013.1
2013.1014.7 / 2013.3 / 2014.1 For patch see (Xilinx Answer 59809)
2014.42014.3 / 2014.4

General Guidance

The table below provides Answer Records for general guidance when using PetaLinux.

Answer RecordTitle
(Xilinx Answer 54756)Can I Read the PetaLinux EULA Prior to Installation?
(Xilinx Answer 53871)Why is my PetaLinux Tool Consuming Two License Seats Instead of Just One?
(Xilinx Answer 53752)Are Pre-Built Demos Available for PetaLinux?
(Xilinx Answer 55778)Licensing - Why Does My FLEXnet License Not Work Properly When SELinux Is Enabled?

Known and Resolved Issues:

The following table provides known issues for the PetaLinux, starting with v2013.04

Note: The "Version Found" column lists the version the issue was first discovered. 

The problem might also exist in earlier versions, but no specific testing has been performed to verify earlier versions.

Answer RecordTitleVersion Found
(Xilinx Answer 55781)When Debugging My System with QEMU the Ethernet Device Fails 2013.04
(Xilinx Answer 55782)When Debugging with QEMU Network Accesses Cause QEMU To Hang 2013.04
(Xilinx Answer 58611)Kernel Hangs During Boot on ES Zynq Board 2013.10
(Xilinx Answer 58612)Boot Fails When Attempting to Use FIT Image with QEMU 2013.10
(Xilinx Answer 58613)UBOOT Hangs When Victim DCACHE Is Enabled in KC705 BSP2013.10
(Xilinx Answer 60970)Device Tree Generator Does Not Generate Device Nodes for All IP 2014.2
(Xilinx Answer 60971)Duplicate Device Tree Nodes Generated When M_AXI_DC and M_AXI_DP Are on Same AXI Interconnect 2014.2
(Xilinx Answer 60972)MicroBlaze D-Cache in Writeback Mode Causes No Output in FS-BOOT Application 2014.2
(Xilinx Answer 60973)petalinux-config Does Not Read Vivado-Exported XML If HDF File Already Exists 2014.2
(Xilinx Answer 60974)FSBL Component Does Not Update PS7_INIT.C and PS7_INIT.H When Importing New Hardware Definition 2014.2
(Xilinx Answer 63191)U-Boot Compilation Fails When Using The Latest Mainline U-Boot Source2014.4
(Xilinx Answer 63192)AC701 Designs Do Not Properly Update Board Firmware with the upgrade-firmware Application2014.4
(Xilinx Answer 63193)QEMU Cannot Boot the Kernel from U-Boot2014.4
(Xilinx Answer 64976)Only CPU0 Comes Up When Booting Linux on Zynq-7000 Devices2015.2
(Xilinx Answer 65276)PetaLinux 2015.2.1 - Product Update Release Notes and Known Issues 2015.2
(Xilinx Answer 66107)PetaLinux 2015.4- Product Update Release Notes and Known Issues2015.4
(Xilinx Answer 67156)PetaLinux 2016.1 - Product Update Release Notes and Known Issues
(Xilinx Answer 67409)PetaLinux 2016.2 - Product Update Release Notes and Known Issues 2016.2

Revision History

04/30/2013Initial release
12/02/2013Updated for PetaLinux 2013.10
01/28/2014Updated PetaLinux naming taxonomy
06/04/2014Updated for PetaLinux 2014.2 release
12/19/2014Updated for PetaLinux 2014.4 release
07/14/2015Updated for PetaLinux 2015.2 release
08/31/2015Updated for PetaLinux 2015.2.1 update release
12/14/2015Updated for Petalinux 2015.4 release

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AR# 55776
Date Created 04/29/2013
Last Updated 06/20/2016
Status Active
Type Release Notes
  • PetaLinux
  • PetaLinux - 2013.04
  • PetaLinux - 2012.12
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  • PetaLinux - 2013.10
  • PetaLinux - 2014.4
  • PetaLinux - 2015.2
  • PetaLinux - 2014.2
  • PetaLinux - 2015.4
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