I'm currently considering using Linux-mips on an embedded system based
on a R3000-compatible CPU. (IDT R3052E)
I have read the FAQ, and I still have some questions:
- The target hardware design relies on the fact that the CPU is in
big-endian mode. The FAQ says that in this case "all kernel endian dependencies
must be removed." Are there many such dependencies ? With the size of the
I guess that's hard to say. I understand there's a port of Linux to the 68000,
is big-endian. Does it run into the problem ?
- If I need only serial, timer and ramdisk drivers (loading software
from ROM), what are the chances that the kernel in its current state would
correctly in this environment ?
- By the way, the serial port would be used as a console. The current console
is heavily hardware dependent, assuming the use of a PC display adapter.
Is a serial console hack available somewhere ?
- Once (and if) this basic configuration is up and running, drivers for
hardware interfaces could be developed as kernel modules.
If there is a chance to get the system running on this particular target, maybe
could attempt to do the job.
Thanks for any feedback,