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Subject: Re: PPC 440 System
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:24:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3F13D64D.12715.E1BA3@localhost> (raw)
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I don't understand. Can I not just use the math emulation in the kernel ?



On 14 Jul 2003 at 9:16, Roland Dreier wrote:

>     simon> If I remove /sbin/init from the nfs root the kernel panics
>     simon> as expected, so I assume root is mounted ok. I have tried
>     simon> to build a minimum root filesystem which contains
>     simon> /dev/console, /dev/ttyS0 and a statically linked
>     simon> /sbin/init. The init just does a printf but I do not see
>     simon> this message. Does anyone know it this should work ?
> Yes, a static /sbin/init should work.
>     simon> Initially I tried to build a root filesystem from files on
>     simon> a Mac Clone running Yellow Dog Linux. I believe this has a
>     simon> PPC 604e processor. Should this systems binaries/libraries
>     simon> run on the 440GP ?
>     simon> Can I expect a statically linked executable, made on the
>     simon> Mac, to run on the 440GP?
> Probably not.  The 440GP has no floating point hardware, so you will
> need (at least) to build a special glibc without FP instructions and
> also make sure your gcc is set up not to generate FP instructions.
> Your best bet is probably to download ELDK (a free Embedded Linux
> Development Kit) from  Dan Kegel also has some good PPC
> 4xx cross development information at
> Best,
>   Roland
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  parent reply	other threads:[~2003-07-15  9:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-07-14 11:27 simon
2003-07-14 16:16 ` Roland Dreier
2003-07-14 21:55   ` Matt Mackall
2003-07-15  9:24   ` simon [this message]
2003-07-15 14:35     ` Matt Porter

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