[uClinux-dev] Footprint of uclinux

angelo angelo70 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 13:36:08 EST 2009

Hi Tiju,

I am a newby too,  i try to help for what i know.
Flash size depends on what you want to write into.
Example, bootloader + 1,2Mb kernel binary + some other staff, you are 
near to 2Mbytes, then i don't know your application size.
There are many flash constructors (AMD, ST, sst, ..), and the flash can 
have top or bottom boot, depending from the processor you use, that can 
be useful for some special protected partitions.
Flash sizes on datasheets ar in Mbit, so pay attention to divide per 8 
to have the byte capacity.

About the RAM i am not very expert, generally is desired that the kernel 
is executed from the ram, so a 4Mbyte could be enough for all.


Lennart Sorensen ha scritto:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 12:06:39PM +0530, Tiju wrote:
>> I am a newbie to uclinux. The requirement is to have a kernel + TCP/IP + USB.
>> I am deciding on which OS would be perfect for my application.
>> I would like to know the smallest footprint (flash size) and ram size required by uclinux.
>> I tried searching this but could not find info regarding this. Any info/leads on this is welcome.
> It probably depends a lot on which cpu type.

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