Subject: AVR port?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: kevin neff <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/2002 20:31:26
i'm an EE student at the university of wisconsin, platteville campus. and for
some time i have been considering a multiple processor system for a final
project. sadly, it seems impossible to create hardware without also creating
a HUGE software problem. however, if netbsd could be made to run on a
system with only a reasonable amount of pain and not too much re-inventing, the
project could be general enough to be useful and i could continue attending
classes instead of coding :)
there are a few questions that arise; here they are. the first set of questions
involve the feasibility of the project, the second set pertains to the general
idea of porting an OS.
+ does the processor need be 32-bit? is this simply for the convenience
of memory addressing? does the idea of using multiple 8-bit processors
instead of their more expensive counterparts make you laugh? if so, why?
+ is a mmu absolutely essential? is virtual memory essential?
+ how do i get started with a port? are there some general guidelines?
+ roughly, how many hours/days/months/years does an average port require?
well, there it is. thank you for your time. i'll be looking forward to hearing
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