[fpc-devel] where do download BinUtils for ARM - Raspberry Pi?

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Tue Jul 2 11:51:57 CEST 2013

On 07/02/2013 10:13 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> The problem there is that once you've got something with the 
> complexity of the Linux kernel and a standard language's RTL, you're a 
> very long way from being able to prove either the static or the 
> dynamic correctness of a system.
That is obviously correct. But as millions of embedded devices 
successfully do run on Linux, I recon that you can choose a decent Linux 
distribution for the job. Here again, the BBB is advantageous, as it 
features a chip by TI and TI explicitly and actively does support 
embedded Linux on this chip.

> Now I obviously accept that strict proof-of-correctness of any 
> realistic system is virtually impossible, but I don't think that 
> adding subsystems and layers implementing features that are 
> non-critical but have the capability of interfering with critical code 
> is desirable in an embedded system.

> Something like RTLinux with the equivalent of a PLC implemented at the 
> core level is obviously one solution to this sort of problem.
This again is why I vote for the BBB. The TI CPU chip used, features two 
ARM M3 CPUs with their own additional memory space additional to the A8 
main CPU. So you can ruin non-realtime Linux and at the same time use 
the M3 subsystems tor hard realtime stuff with lower guarantee-able 
latency than any realtime-Linux can provide.

IMHO_this_ (both providing a complex (Linux) System for communication 
and standard stuff plus very low latency hard realtime) is a very common 
request with modern embedded appliances.


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