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TimeSys Linux or linux4sam buildroot for AT91SAM9260

Started by Unknown November 20, 2007
Hello,

I want to run Linux on the AT91SAM9260-EK.

I see that Atmel and TimeSys recently announced a partnership to
provide a free Linux board support package for the AT91SAM9260.

I also see that a Linux buildroot, apparently provided by Ulf, is
available for the AT91SAM9260 at the new web site www.linux4sam.org
(perhaps a Linux distro sponsored by Atmel itself?)

Which should I use?  The free TimeSys distribution or the linux4sam
buildroot?

I would lean towards linux4sam if it has a future.

Thanks.

Jim
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> Hello, > > I want to run Linux on the AT91SAM9260-EK. > > I see that Atmel and TimeSys recently announced a partnership to > provide a free Linux board support package for the AT91SAM9260. > > I also see that a Linux buildroot, apparently provided by Ulf, is > available for the AT91SAM9260 at the new web site www.linux4sam.org > (perhaps a Linux distro sponsored by Atmel itself?) > > Which should I use? The free TimeSys distribution or the linux4sam > buildroot? > > I would lean towards linux4sam if it has a future. > > Thanks. > > Jim
The stuff at linux4sam is available as is, and will not get any further development, since all my efforts are focused on the main trunk at buildroot.uclibc.org. There is a third option available at linux4sam, which is the OpenEmbedded. -- Best Regards, Ulf Samuelsson This is intended to be my personal opinion which may, or may not be shared by my employer Atmel Nordic AB
On Nov 21, 1:10 pm, "Ulf Samuelsson" <u...@a-t-m-e-l.com> wrote:
> <jimthomasembed...@yahoo.com> skrev i meddelandetnews:17f1c3a8-b4c5-47c9-aa12-cb74d41e440c@p69g2000hsa.googlegroups.com... > > > > > > > Hello, > > > I want to run Linux on the AT91SAM9260-EK. > > > I see that Atmel and TimeSys recently announced a partnership to > > provide a free Linux board support package for the AT91SAM9260. > > > I also see that a Linux buildroot, apparently provided by Ulf, is > > available for the AT91SAM9260 at the new web sitewww.linux4sam.org > > (perhaps a Linux distro sponsored by Atmel itself?) > > > Which should I use? The free TimeSys distribution or the linux4sam > > buildroot? > > > I would lean towards linux4sam if it has a future. > > > Thanks. > > > Jim > > The stuff at linux4sam is available as is, and will not get any further > development, > since all my efforts are focused on the main trunk at buildroot.uclibc.org. > > There is a third option available at linux4sam, which is the OpenEmbedded. > > -- > Best Regards, > Ulf Samuelsson > This is intended to be my personal opinion which may, > or may not be shared by my employer Atmel Nordic AB- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
Ulf, I tried buildroot for the AT91SAM9260 from uclibc.org, and it works great (the toolchain and RFS build succeeds -- I don't have my dev board here so I haven't tried to execute it yet, but a successful build is very encouraging. Do you think buildroot for the AT91SAM9260 at uclibc.org will be maintained in the future and is suitable for use in a production product? Or is this just another unofficial buildroot like the one at linux4sam.org? Thanks. Jim
>> > Hello, >> >> > I want to run Linux on the AT91SAM9260-EK. >> >> > I see that Atmel and TimeSys recently announced a partnership to >> > provide a free Linux board support package for the AT91SAM9260. >> >> > I also see that a Linux buildroot, apparently provided by Ulf, is >> > available for the AT91SAM9260 at the new web sitewww.linux4sam.org >> > (perhaps a Linux distro sponsored by Atmel itself?) >> >> > Which should I use? The free TimeSys distribution or the linux4sam >> > buildroot? >> >> > I would lean towards linux4sam if it has a future. >> >> > Thanks. >> >> > Jim >> >> The stuff at linux4sam is available as is, and will not get any further >> development, >> since all my efforts are focused on the main trunk at >> buildroot.uclibc.org. >> >> There is a third option available at linux4sam, which is the >> OpenEmbedded. >> >> -- >> Best Regards, >> Ulf Samuelsson >> This is intended to be my personal opinion which may, >> or may not be shared by my employer Atmel Nordic AB- Hide quoted text - >> >> - Show quoted text - > > Ulf, > > I tried buildroot for the AT91SAM9260 from uclibc.org, and it works > great (the toolchain and RFS build succeeds -- I don't have my dev > board here so I haven't tried to execute it yet, but a successful > build is very encouraging. > > Do you think buildroot for the AT91SAM9260 at uclibc.org will be > maintained in the future and is suitable for use in a production > product? Or is this just another unofficial buildroot like the one at > linux4sam.org? > > Thanks. > > Jim
I have done both the buildroot at linux4sam.org and the AT91SAM9260 support at buildroot.uclibc.org. The stuff at linux4sam was done before I got write access to the main trunk. I will not update the linux4sam script, all new work will go into main trunk. buildroot.uclibg.org is a quite active project and it updated quite frequently. The AT91SAM9260 specific stuff is related to: 1) AT91 bootstrap. 2) U-Boot 3) Linux kernel. I think that if you use a dataflash, then there is no reason to modify the bootstrap or u-boot. If you use another memory, then you can build these separately anyway. The rootfs is generic, so there will be plenty of updates. For the linux kernel, there are hooks allowing you to use basically any kernel and any patchlevel, with the capability of adding patches of your own, so I see no major showstopper. -- Best Regards, Ulf Samuelsson This is intended to be my personal opinion which may, or may not be shared by my employer Atmel Nordic AB