On Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 06:02:03PM +0200, Richard van den Berg wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Apr 1999, Angelo Capili wrote:
> > Im also trying to port linux to an embedded MIPs board. What's the
> > minimum amount of RAM and disk space needed to do this?
> >From the Linux MIPS Howto:
> 8.1. Diskspace requirements
> For the installation you'll have to choose a directory for
> installation. I'll refer to that directory below with <prefix>. To
> avoid a certain problem it's best to use the same value for <prefix>
> as your native gcc. For example if your gcc is installed in
> /usr/bin/gcc then choose /usr for <prefix>. You must use the same
> <prefix> value for all the packages that you're going to install.
> During compilation you'll need about 31mb diskspace for binutils; for
> installation you'll need 7mb diskspace for on <prefix>'s partition.
> Building egcs requires 71mb and installation 14mb. GNU libc requires
> 149mb diskspace during compilation and 33mb for installation. Note
> these numbers are just a guideline and may differ significantly for
> different processor and operating system architectures.
Note that the FAQ only refers to the amount of diskspace required. The
crosscompiler kit runs reasonably on a 8mb machine running Linux. The
amount of disk / memory needed on the MIPS machine is usually somewhat
higher mostly due to the RISC-bonus in code size; a small embedded
system could even run from just a few mb of flash.