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SubjectRe: porting linux to DSP
On Mon, Jul 26, 1999 at 10:24:50PM +0530, S . Arun mentioned:
> I am thinking whether linux can be ported to a DSP chip. I would like to
> know if it is possible, given that it doesn't have a cache and not a huge
> amount of memory etc. If anybody thinks it is possible, can you please tell
> me where to start and how to go about doing it?

Most, if not all DSP chips have no MMUs (memory management units).
http://www.elks.ecs.soton.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ELKS/ is the home page of the
"embeddable linux kernel subset" project, who are trying to put Linux on
machines without MMUs. That could give you an idea of the difficulty of
your project.

Kate

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