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Re: Porting To New System

To: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Subject: Re: Porting To New System
From: Cameron Cooper <developer@phatlinux.com>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2005 14:21:15 -0400
Cc: Stanislaw Skowronek <sskowron@ET.PUT.Poznan.PL>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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> For ucLinux you essentially need a console, an input device (keyboard
> etc), a storage device, the ability to allocate memory and a timer
> interrupt/callback. Absolutely everything else is optional. So you can
> probably run ucLinux as a 'game' which allocates lots of memory,
> requests a timer callback and drives the entire world through the
> firmware. Whether you can do non-ucLinux depends on MMU access and
> control. If you've got some kind of MMU interface then you've probably
> got sufficient to do a full Linux but ucLinux would still be a natural
> stepping stone in exploration.

Thank you, that is a very useful bit of information. I will start with
ucLinux. Once (if?) a MMU interface is discovered then I will do a full
Linux kernel.

Cameron


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