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> Has anyone out there used uClinux or snapgear's distro with a mips
> processor? Did you have any unexpected suprises? Do these tools help get
> the footprint smaller or is it easier to do something with the linux-mips
I have seen uCLinux running on the Purple board (MIPS 5Kc CPU core).
If you have a MMU on your chip you should always go for the "real" Linux.
Reducing the memory footprint is not so much a kernel issue but one
of the application level - using standard tools linked against glibc
vs. busybox with uClibc for example.
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