[uClinux-dev] some guidelines

Kendrick G. Hamilton hamilton at SEDSystems.ca
Thu Nov 8 09:46:25 EST 2001


On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Thomas Andrews wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've just joined the list so please forgive me if this question has been
> answered a thousand times.
>
> I'd like to know if using uClinux on a QUICC with 32MB of RAM and say 2MB of
> flash makes sense on a board that's used as a kind of a "gateway" device.
You have enough memory to run uClinux. We are running it on 2.5MB of ram
and 1 MB of flash.

> The protocols I want to support would be SNMP v3, ftp (for upgrades) SSH if
> it makes sense, and perhaps RIP2/OSPF or maybe STP. Initially I would put
> two of these units together to make an ethernet bridge, but later maybe have
> some routing capability. (connected via some totally proprietary hardware)
>
> I'm sure this brief description is too broad and vague, but what I'm really
> trying to find out is what the problems are in developing such an
> application. I've chosen linux because the device is likely to be
> unprotected by firewalls, so I want something I know and trust.
>
> I'm about to build uClinux for the existing hardware we have, just to get a
> feel for things, but I have no idea where I'm likely to get stuck in the
> future. What are the main difficulties and limitations I will encounter ?
>
> Regards,
> Thomas
>
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