list of 2.6-related migration issues for embedded programmers?

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Tue Jul 20 08:04:25 EST 2004

In message <Pine.LNX.4.60.0407191731390.24783 at> you wrote:
> sadly for me, the version floating around doesn't build FIFOs (even
> though the command-line options suggest it does).  and i need FIFOs to
> support minit.  so i merged a couple different versions to get one
> that handles the extended device file format (erik andersen's??), and
> a small patch to handle FIFOs.

I thought Erik Anderse's version _is_ the standard version these days ;-)

And I thought you were using the ELDK?

> i most likely wouldn't use it for the final build, but it would still
> be more efficient for testing, rather than reflashing the root
> filesystem on the unit every time.  once the image is finalized, then
> i can flash the kernel and rootFS separately.

I can't follow. Why would you flash the  root  filesystem  if  you're
still  testing  it? Just TFTP the test image and use it from RAM (the
kernel may be stored in flash if you like).

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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