embedded devices

dank at kegel.com dank at kegel.com
Fri Jul 26 02:35:41 EST 2002

Charles Lockhart wrote:
> Has anyone had much luck porting orbit to embedded linux devices?  I'm
> looking at trying to port it to an ipEngine (product of Brightstar
> Engineering, www.brightstareng.com), running an embedded version of Linux
> on a ppc (mpc823).  What problems have people had?  What kind of
> performance did you get?  What kind of footprint did you end up with?
> A summary of what it might entail?

Yes, I've done it; we ported it to the ppc405, sh4, and ppc750.
Footprint was as small as any commercial corba server.
There were some minor annoying bits to the port,
mostly having to do with cross-compiling.
Oh, and gcc-3.0.2 wasn't up to the task of running orbitcpp,
at least on sh4; I think you need gcc-3.0.4 if you want that to work.

This is a work in progress, so be kind.  It's at

- Dan

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