Porting FreeBSD to Raspberry Pi
lacombar at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 02:30:21 UTC 2011
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM, Nate Dobbs <misconfiguration at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 9:55 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at freebsd.org>
>> On Thursday, 3 November 2011 at 21:05:54 -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> > On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 8:40 PM, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog at freebsd.org>
>> > wrote:
>> >> On Thursday, 3 November 2011 at 11:33:25 -0400, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> >>> On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 11:20 AM, Nate Dobbs
>> >>> <misconfiguration at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >>>> 10 year old core or not, the ARM is the worlds most widely used
>> >>>> processor;
>> >>> Please read what I said correctly, I said "this ARM11 is obsolete"
>> >>> (even if still used, for sure) ...
>> >> Clearly price is an issue for this device. What's so bad about ARM11
>> >> that it shouldn't be used?
>> > If you read my original comment, I did point out the $25 price tag was
>> > pretty much the only interesting thing. Now, what it has been designed
>> > for, multimedia, is going to be handled by a closed-source binary blob
>> > without datasheet, so let me turn back the question: what do you
>> > expect doing with it ?
>> That's not turning back the question; that's a separate question. But
>> it's a good one. I don't really see it as a multimedia device. My
>> interest would be in little embedded agents in different parts of the
>> house, for things like measuring temperatures. I'm sure lots of other
>> applications will come to mind.
>> And yes, I'll probably use the supplied Linux port. But if a FreeBSD
>> alternative becomes available, I'd certainly prefer that.
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> I agree with groggy, something I'd personally use it for is a small SSH
> server to allow a pinhole into my home network. It would serve as a very
> good replacement for the mac mini that's sitting in my DMZ simply handling
> connections for my SSH tunnel so I can bypass the proxy at work.
> Power savings would be significant and it would be plenty powerful to handle
> this task. A small webcam server comes to mind as well; there could be
> plenty of useful things I could think of outside the realm of multimedia.
you certainly want:
$89, 700MHz Cortex A8, 256MB DRR2, micro-SD. However, do not expect
being able to run FreeBSD on it before a few years :)
> Nate Dobbs RHCE
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