In message <36215714.1B05@tip.nl> Bert Morrien writes:
: I've a 79S361 Evaluation board from IDT, based upon the
: IDT RC36100 RISController.
These are fun boards. I have one myself, but haven't looked at
putting Linux on this board. The R4xxx version of this board is too
flakey to really do serious work with. Hmmm, actually I think that I
have the older board because there is no FLASH on mine.
: 1. Is Linux suitable for embedded (unatended) applications, especially
: where communication protocol stacks are needed?
: 2. Could Linux run on a system with capabilities such as the mentioned
: 79S361 Evaluation board, without disk storage but with sufficient
: RAM and Flash memory?
Yes, care must be taken to not wear out the Flash, however.
: 3. Can I contribute in some way by porting Linux to my 79S361 board?
: 4. What would be a good starting point for such a port?
: Maybe an existing MIPS R4x00 port?
The existing Linux/MIPS CVS tree has support for most R3xxx CPUs.