[fpc-devel] Bounty for MIPS

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jan 30 13:19:51 CET 2012

Nikolai Zhubr wrote:
> Hi,
> 29.01.2012 19:32, Jy V:
> [...]
>> on the WNDR3800 the OpenWRT installed gives
>> root at OpenWrt:~# uname -a
>> Linux OpenWrt #5 Wed Dec 21 01:59:33 CET 2011 mips GNU/Linux
> I've got wndr3800 too, and moreover I don't use it for the moment. So 
> instead of collecting dust it could do something usefull. Installing 
> debian on it will probably not be as quick and easy as openwrt but still 
> if debian mips userspace is able to run on it, I could give it a try and 
> then ssh will be available for FPC developers if installation succeeds. 
> It is apparently big endian though. Would it make sense to try?

Bear in mind that there's Debian for both endiannesses of MIPS, I'm 
running mipsel via Qemu to reasonable effect. Experience with small ARM 
systems suggests that having enough memory is crucial, 128Mb with swap 
to 512 should be OK but these days I'd not like to try smaller.

But I don't know to what extent trying to implement the compiler and 
runtimes for mips and mipsel simultaneously would complicate things.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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