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Re: ARM kernel cross compilation issues for iMX53

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 18, 2012 at 11:48:33PM +0000, peter green wrote:
>>>What else has equivalent or better RAM & CPU?
>>There isn't a lot of arm stuff out there with 1 gigabyte of ram :/
>>>I thought the MX53 would be a safe bet because it looks like they
>>>are used in the Efika and as Debian build machines.
>>According to sledge I.mx 53 quickstart boards have been rock solid in
>>their role as debian autobuilders/porterboxes. Of course an
>>autobuilder/porterbox only needs storage and network.
> They're fine for us. I started using the Freescale 2.6.35 kernel, then
> moved over to mainline with 3.2.0. Networking and SATA work fine
> there, but USB is still not quite there yet...

Hey Steve,

Any chance do you have a http reference config for the mx53, I have
one of the original mx53loco's that I can't seem to get the sata
portition of the config work correctly..

>>>The Beagle XM only has 512M and I keep on reading about the Panda
>>>overheating and I live in a hot climate.
>>According to sledge the Panda (with USB storage) also has issues with
>>locking up under high network and storage load, probablly because both
>>network and storage have to run off USB. This makes it a poor choice for
>>an autobuilder.
> Yup. the Panda network and disk are attached via USB and not that fast
> or reliable...

btw: making sure:


was enabled in the kernel and setting:

vm.min_free_kbytes = 32768

in /etc/sysctl.conf

Has really helped out the stability of gcc-testsuite/sbuild panda farm..

(and of course scheduling a reboot as soon as a 'kevent 2' error occurred.. ;) )


Robert Nelson

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