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Re: snapgear and uClinux

To: David Kesselring <>
Subject: Re: snapgear and uClinux
From: Wolfgang Denk <>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 17:48:05 +0100
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:36:14 EST." <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
In message <> you 
> 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
> tree?

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.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

Software Engineering:  Embedded and Realtime Systems,  Embedded Linux
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It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice

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