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SubjectRe: Linux Port to NS486? Anyone interested?

> > This device is currently supported by numerous third party (commerical)
> > RTOS's & other tools, But (sadly), not Linux, yet...
>
> Unfortunately according to the web pages you cite the NS486SX doesn't
> have an MMU, which is absolutely required to run Linux:
>
> >The processor core was developed by a small team of engineers working
> >with an aggressive schedule. The primary goal was develop the processor
> >on schedule. The next priority was to minimize the cost of the core in
> >silicon area and power consumption. Since the processor was to run
> >programs for the Intel x86 instruction set architecure, the core had to
> >be compatible with the x86 instruction set. A few features, such as an
> >MMU and floating point, were not implemented.
>
> Without an MMU your only hope is that the people who are doing
> Linux-8086 might support it.
>

I want to join the development team anyway!

Phil Lewis
Lord of the Lamers DNRC

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