[Box Backup] embedded
Mr R G Shepherd
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Fri Jun 3 10:17:51 BST 2005
> Ben Summers wrote:
>> On 2 Jun 2005, at 06:42, dm wrote:
>>> Maybe I'm masochistic or something, but before I go treading into
>>> unknown territory, I was just wondering if anyone has looked at
>>> getting a server up and running on any sort of embedded device.
>>> Specifically I'm looking at the linksys nslu2 nas with the custom
>>> unslung firmware(http://www.nslu2-linux.org). They have a pretty
>>> decent howto document on implementing packages into unslung, but I
>>> know very little of these programming languages(I'm more of a perl/
>>> shell monkey).
>> As a first go, have you tried compiling it natively?
>> You're right, it is an interesting prospect to produce a tiny backup
>> appliance. The server doesn't actually need much in the way of CPU,
>> as the client does the really hard work. Your graphs don't indicate a
>> huge amount of work, a reasonable embedded processor will be fine.
> Finally got some time to mess with this thing... Since this isn't the
> standard configure script most packages use, I'm skipping the packaging
> section for now and going straight to compiling.
> Natively compiling, so far I've tried configure with no options, and
> I've tried specifying the lib and include folders explicitly. If all
> else fails, I might get to learn a bit about cross compiling.(I've
> read/heard that it can be quite painful the first time) =)
Th O'reilly book 'Building embedded linux systems', Yaghmour is very good and
may help you out with the cross compiling trickery for your embedded platform.
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