[ECOS] differences between eCos tools

Gustav Kälvesten gustav.kalvesten@axis.com
Thu Dec 27 00:41:00 GMT 2001

"Linux Synthetic" runs eCos as a process on top of Linux. I.e. in an simulated environment. Several limitations compared to "a real environment". E.g. lacks support for real networking as no simulated ethernet driver has been written. Loopback access works though.

"Intel x86" runs eCos directly on the x86 hardware just like any other hardware platform. 

- Gustav

>    Hi,
>   In the site  http://sources.redhat.com/ecos/install-linux.html
> it is mentioned that tools vary depending on the architecture 
> to be supported.
> What is the difference between Intel x86 (i386-elf) and Linux 
> Synthetic (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
> architectures except that one requires i386-elf and another 
> requires  i686-pc-linux-gnu tools 
> for development ?   The build/install procedures are alike. 
> What's the difference betn
> these 2 tools and these 2 architectures ?   
>    I am slightly confused as I am just starting work on eCos.
>    Regards,
>    Subodh

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