[fpc-devel] Bounty for MIPS

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Fri Feb 3 11:26:44 CET 2012

Am 03.02.2012 01:37, schrieb Nikolai Zhubr:
> Hi,
> 31.01.2012 0:08, Pierre Free Pascal:
>>>> Anyhow, I just discovered that
>>>> the /home directory is 99% full on that GCC compile farm machine,
>>>> meaning that only  remote tests will be possible ☹
>>>> It seems that lots of developers have the same issue about finding
>>>> MIPS machines for testing ….
>>> Would you consider the NetGear WNDR3800 680Mhz, 128MB RAM with a USB
>>> Flash drive of 32GB to be good enough for the development of the FPC
>>> toolchain ?
>>> (in this case, I can purchase and ship such device to your place),
>>> or would you consider that only a qemu virtual MIPS machine which can
>>> handle more memory and more disk space to be suitable for the
>>> development ?
>>    I just googled a bit and read that the
>> USB flash drives are considered as having only a limited number of writes
>> before that fail... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive)
>> So I wonder how long such a system like that would last (it probably
>> also depends on
>> the USB key quality itself?) if I run the testsuite each night
>> on it...
>>   Would a small USB hard drive be better? But does the device
>> have enough power to support such an external drive?
>> Would the speed be significantly lower or is the USB 2.0
>> speed the real limitation?
> Ok. Debian installer ran amazingly smooth and apparently debian is quite
> happy with openwrt's kernel. 

How did you install debian? Or is it a chroot'ed debian?

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