Embedded FreeBSD

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 17:04:16 GMT 2005

On 8/19/05, Bsderss <snort_sam at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Lowell Gilbert
> <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> > useful.  Have you looked at the FreeBSD
> > Documentation article on
> > "FreeBSD and Solid State Devices"?
> >
> Thank you very much for the comperhensive
> documentation.
> I want to create a embedded freebsd gateway in the
> M-System DiskOnChip. Do you know where can I purchase
> a board with flash-memory chip built-in? Apart from
> the flash-memory, is there any of these boards consist
> more than one ethernet built-in ports?


CompatFlash to IDE bridge, to get around flash rams finite writes copy
the system onto a ramdrive. If you need an example of how to do this
look at m0n0wall.

> Since I also want to start development in iPAQ for a
> GPS project, therefore I want to know whether there is
> a RTOS based on FreeBSD for this purpose. I found
> rtems is an open source RTOS, it ported tcp/ip stack
> from FreeBSD. But I don't know how to build its
> bootable CD ISO after I downloaded its source to one
> of my FreeBSD development server.

Why do you need RT? I would check around the NetBSD camp, this would
be right up their alley.


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