Beginner's questions

Francois-Rene Rideau
Mon Jun 14 09:46:24 CEST 2004

On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 05:43:29AM +0400, Efim Monarkh wrote:
> I just begun to create Linux for Jornada 820.

Note that I usually make available a working binary from CVS at

> I already have some experience creating cross-compiler, compiling kernel
Note that I just added the target "toolchain" to our main Makefile from CVS,
so that creating the cross-compiler is as simple as "make toolchain".
Additionally, unless you have a much beefier computer than I have,
this should leave you enough time to make a loooong cuddle to your SO.

> and destroying WinCE.
If you have concrete plans, I'm interested in this.
Oleg has apparently been reverse-engineering system data zones from WinCE,
so that we may automate save/restoration (and autoboot?) from Linux.

> 1. What version of kernel do you use? What of them is better for begin?
> Do you apply arm-patches?

We started from a snapshot of the linux 2.4 kernel at CVS,
which is 2.4.19-rmk6-pxa1-hh36 (so with three layers of ARM patches,
and two layers of CVS modifications). We didn't track "official" changes
to any of these trees since.

I plan to move to a system whereby we'd use CVS
plus just our files from our own CVS.

> 2. What version of bintools and gcc do you use?
For a long time, I built the kernel with the toolchain from
Nowadays, I use the toolchain from for additional features
and much smaller ramdisk image size. An automatic build of the uclibc toolchain
is included in the latest Makefile -- try it out!

> 3. What target is it necessary to provide in ./configure command?
You don't need to ./configure anything.
	make toolchain
if you don't have a toolchain installed yet,
and then you just

PS: Dave, can you update the web pages?
according to the plan I outlined previously?
It seems that default access rights are such that
only the file creator can modify them, not group members. Grrr.
Is there a way around that?

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