FreeBSD on a TI TMS470 controller board
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Jan 5 09:14:23 PST 2006
In message: <OF6169406D.11F9304F-ONC12570ED.0044B125-C12570ED.0047B361 at sick.de>
Karsten Brandt <Karsten.Brandt at sick.de> writes:
: Ok, I've two versions of the FreeBSD sources on many CD's: FreeBSD 4.5 and
: FreeBSD 5.1.
: Which version should I use? Or is a newer version required?
FreeBSD 6.0 has considerably newer arm support. FreeBSD -current has
even better arm support, but a big MFC is planned before 6.1 release,
: Could you me say which size has the kernel normally, when we use only the
: basic functionalty?
I've built kernels that compress down to about 650k. There's some
work needed to FreeBSD's configuration system to make it easier to
: In my embedded environment I don't need console, mouse, network features
: and so on.
Without network, I think the above would be even smaller.
: Now I download the patches and try to install the development environment
I've been working on a port to an embedded arm chip, and it has been
going quickly. The frustrating part is getting memory setup right.
After that, it has been a matter of cranking out device drivers..
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