[uClinux-dev] ARM7TDMI uClinux development [newbie questions]
stevej at ridgerun.com
Thu Nov 8 08:32:38 EST 2001
Erwin Authried wrote:
>Tomas Heran schrieb:
>>My questions are here:
>>- what kernel I should get (2.0.x, 2.4.x, from CVS or from download) ?
>2.0.x is more tested, 2.4.x has a lot more features. I haven't seen any
>stability problems with the 2.4 kernel in the last time. I think that
>most of the development will be for 2.4.x. gcc-2.95.3 is fine, gcc-3.x
>should work too. gcc-2.96 from the Aplio distribution has some serious
>bugs, I wouldn't use that. You can download a complete distribution with
>Web based configuration from http://uclinux.home.at/midori/.
Another issue is kernel size. 2.4 is larger than an equivalent 2.0
kernel. A 2.4 kernel with networking and a cs8900 driver is around 870K
(text+data+bss), while a 2.0 kernel with networking and a cs8900 driver
is around 515K. So if size is an issue, 2.0 is worth considering.
Otherwise, 2.4 has a much larger driver base to work from and is
probably your better choice.
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