From: Scott Long (scottl_at_freebsd.org)
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 16:54:09 -0700 To: Chuck Robey <email@example.com>
Chuck Robey wrote:
> I have been thinking of a private hobby project, to try to implement
> FreeBSD on a palmtop based upon a version of the xscale processor. I have
> several good reasons to try this. Currently, there is a version of Linux
> running on it, so I expect not to have too hard a job of getting it
> booted, but I haven't really tracked FreeBSD, from a very lo-level
> standpoint, since FreeBSD-2.2 ... I don't know if FreeBSD remains a good
> platform for such and item or not. The image has to be, roughly speaking,
> capabable of running in a 64 Megabyte memory footprint.
> The spacific machine in my mind is the Zaurus.
> Am I talking to a bad spot here, abusing the list? Is there a better
> place to try to launch off this subject? I would like to see if anyone
> else wants to chat about it. I'm not yet looking for any help on it, I'm
> not sure it;s a really big enough job for that, but I would like to jaw a
> bit, if you catch my drift.
Olivier Houchard has been making quite a bit of progress on the
ARM/XScale port recently. I believe that he has an XScale dev board
from Intel. You should talk to him to see how portable his work is to
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