Subject: Re: Porting to microblaze architecture?
To: None <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-ports
Date: 04/16/2004 08:48:53
vgirish <> writes:
> We are developing a low cost low end computer for villages in
> India. We wish to get NetBSD running on our FPGA which does not have
> an MMU.

Unfortunately, NetBSD really requires an MMU.

However, let me note that FPGAs generally cost more than inexpensive
embedded microprocessors that *do* have MMUs.

> Does this mean that NetBSD has never been ported to a non MMU architecture? 


Repeating, though, CPUs implemented as FPGAs are usually more costly
some hard CPUs with MMUs, like a number of low end embedded MIPS and
ARM platforms.