Re: PINE64 STAR64 [and now: new board available now]

From: Tomek CEDRO <>
Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:35:38 UTC
On Fri, Dec 2, 2022 at 10:07 AM Jessica Clarke wrote:
> On 2 Dec 2022, at 09:04, Milan Obuch wrote:
> > (..)
> > Today there is new board avalable for purchase, Ox64, really small one,
> > for US$ 6 and US$ 8... So one quick question - is 64 MB RAM enough for
> > FreeBSD on RISC-V architecture? It would be really great for small
> > devices (something like IoT, sensors, etc.), even if it could be
> > limited somehow.

Wow, these RISC-V devices getting more and more interesting :-)

This tiny and inexpensive board would be probably better suited for
NuttX RTOS that is tiny Unix for MCU.. even if you made FreeBSD kernel
work on it then what other apps would fit?

> It uses the C906 which willingly violates the RISC-V spec and would need
> “errata” handling to work, aside from the memory question.

Jess, what are the violations and their impact? What are mitigations?
Compiler level?

Thanks :-)