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Re: What's the size of the Linux real-time OS ported to ARM?

On Thu, Jan 28, 1999 at 05:14:57PM -0800, Le, Lich wrote:
> Can someone tell me how big and where to obtains one?

Err... first of all, Linux is not really a 'real time OS', allthough,
if you look around the net, you can get patches that attempt to make
it at least 'soft' real time.

I have no idea what size kernel is obtained, or what size system you
might end up with.

Linux is Free (or Open Source - www.opensource.org) software, meaning
'free' in the sense of liberty - you are free to do what you want with
it.  In most cases, it is also free in the monetary sense, you can
download it for free off of the internet, or, if you want, you can buy
a CD for very little money (although the Debian/ARM distribution is
not available on CD, as far as I know).

If you are interested in a smaller, real time, open-source OS that is
probably more suitable for embedded applications, you might try eCos,
from Cygnus (www.cygnus.com), although I don't think it has been
ported to the arm architecture yet.

Here are some other sites you might find interesting:


Good luck,
David Welton                          http://www.efn.org/~davidw 

        Debian GNU/Linux - www.debian.org

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