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Re: Debian kernel for Loongson

Op 20100716 om 17:26 schreef Geert Stappers:
> Summary: "travel advice" wanted
> Hello Debian MIPS people,
> This E-mail is asking for the shortest way to a Debian Linux kernel
> for a MIPS mini PC.
> I assume I have the same kind of hardware as Andreas Barth is talking
> about in http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2010/05/msg00001.html
> I'm aware of http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=583689
> where "aba" is also in action.
> In other words: others are allready in pursuit and I wanna got after then.
> So the challenge I'm facing is 'How to catch up?' !
> And my main worries are to loose valuable time on things that could have
> been avoided.
> Hence my list of questions:
> * Will cross compiling on an AMD64 get to the wanted result?
> * Would a "native compile" a safer bet? ( 'safer' as in being
>   more sure to get _faster_ to result )
> * How to identify that a recent and proper working toolchain
>   is available?
> * From which location to get the Linux kernel source? ( IOW
>   how to get to a state as http://bugs.debian.org/583689 describes? )
> * When having the "right" Linux kernel source, how to get to the
>   "right"  .config file?
> If I missed the roadplan for my destination, then please point me to
> the documentation I'm looking for.


> Cheers
> Geert Stappers

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