[ECOS] ecos porting to x86

Grant Edwards grante@visi.com
Tue Nov 11 15:52:00 GMT 2003


On Tue, Nov 11, 2003 at 08:36:45AM -0700, Gary Thomas wrote:

>> I want to port eCos to that platform, but it uses an 16bit-x86
>> is there a way to por eCos there? Has any one done that?
> 
> As far as I know, it's not been done before (porting eCos to a 16 bit
> processor), but the design is for this to be feasible.  That said, 
> expect it to be some work, since it'll be the first time.

Parts of eCos assume you're using gcc.  So, thare are two
possible tacks to take: 1) port gcc to the 8086. 2) Port eCos
to some other toolchain.

> What would you want to do with this device?  What sort of software
> would you be running?  I'm just asking to get a feel if eCos is the
> right solution for you.

The X-port is the lantronics "computer in an RJ-45 jack"
thingy, right?  The sales pitch for that one is: if you've got
room for an RJ-45 jack, you can add a web-server to your
product.  It seems mainly to be aimed at the retro-fit market.

-- 
Grant Edwards
grante@visi.com

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