[fpc-devel] Bounty for MIPS

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jan 30 14:05:40 CET 2012

Nikolai Zhubr wrote:
> 30.01.2012 16:19, Mark Morgan Lloyd:
>> 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.
> 128Mb RAM + 512Mb swap is no problem here.
>> But I don't know to what extent trying to implement the compiler and
>> runtimes for mips and mipsel simultaneously would complicate things.
> I'd guess so. That's why I'm asking before even trying to install, as it 
> might appear rather useless (and I'm not a debian user actually, and 
> anyway openwrt seems much more comprehensible on such small devices)

Debian's no big deal, with the benefit that Debian on one architecture 
is almost identical to Debian on a different one: once booted, ARM or 
S/390 is almost indistinguishable from a PC.

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

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