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Re: Which MIPS kernel is good to start up? linux-mips.org or Montavis

To: colin <colin@realtek.com.tw>
Subject: Re: Which MIPS kernel is good to start up? linux-mips.org or Montavista?
From: Pete Popov <ppopov@embeddedalley.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 23:20:04 -0700
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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colin wrote:
Dear Ralf,


The time where choosing 2.4 for new project still did make sense is over.

It may or may not be, that's not the point. You're not buying a kernel only when you go with a commercial distro. You're buying the entire cross dev environment, target packages, support, etc, etc. Figure out what it will cost you to support your engineers internally and maintain the distro yourself, research problems when you run into them, etc. If it's cheaper to do it internally, great. But most companies I've talked to that think they can do it cheaper internally are simply wrong. That's not to say that there's no place for "do it yourself" but weigh your options carefully.

Pete



Why? Isn't it stable of Kernel 2.6 for MIPS?

Regards,
Colin

----- Original Message ----- From: "Ralf Baechle" <ralf@linux-mips.org>
To: "colin" <colin@realtek.com.tw>
Cc: <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2004 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: Which MIPS kernel is good to start up? linux-mips.org or
Montavista?



On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 03:08:34PM +0800, colin wrote:


Hi all,
We want to begin to put Linux to our new board with 4KEc CPU.
Is it better to start porting from Montavista's Kernel, or from the one

of

linux-mips.org?
I phoned the sales of Montavista and he told me the difference of these

2

kernels are little, but their kernels have been tested a lot for

stability.

A kernel isn't everything you'd get from Montavista; the comparison of
a site that's primarily geared towards development and a company that
is selling is probably not appropriate ...


Naturally, we would like to choose the kernel version above 2.6.

The time where choosing 2.4 for new project still did make sense is over.

 Ralf





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