Bernd Petrovitsch wrote: > > (I have 850 Linux boxes on my network with a bourne shell which > > doesn't do $((...)). I won't be building kernels on them though :-) > > Believe it or not, but there are folks out there who build the firmware > on ARM 200 MHz NFS-mounted systems natively (and not simply > cross-compile it on a 2GHz PC .....).
Really? My 850 Linux boxes are 166MHz ARMs and occasionally NFS-mounted. Their /bin/sh does not do $((...)), and Bash is not there at all. If I were installing GCC natively on them, I'd install GNU Make and a proper shell while I were at it. But I don't know if Bash works properly without fork()* - or even if GCC does :-) Perl might be hard, as shared libraries aren't supported by the toolchain which targets my ARMs* and Perl likes its loadable modules. I'm not sure why I would want to build a kernel on these devices. But I see why people with mobile ARM devices like gphones might want to, when they're out travelling. -- Jamie (* - No MMU on some ARMs, but I'm working on ARM FDPIC-ELF to add proper shared libs. Feel free to fund this :-) -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-embedded" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html