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MontaVista adds MIPS to its 2.6 Linux kernel eval

Dec 9, 2004 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive

MontaVista customers targeting the MIPS architecture can now evaluate the 2.6 Linux kernel, using a Linux 2.6-based BSP (board support package) for MIPS kernel Technologies's Malta evaluation board. The BSP is free to existing MIPS customers, as is a similar 2.6-based BSP for x86 customers.

Along with a 2.6 evaluation kernel, the evaluation BSP, or “Linux Support Package” (LSP) in MontaVista lingo, includes applications borrowed from a current 2.4.20-based MIPS Malta BSP/LSP. The Malta is an ATX development board from MIPS Technologies that supports both MIPS32 and MIPS64 processors, through a daughter card that can host either an FPGA implementation of a synthesizable core, or a lead vehicle chip.

According to MontaVista, its 2.6 MIPS kernel supports:

  • High Resolution Timers
  • KGDB (kernel debugger) Support
  • Interrupt Latency Measurement
  • Linux Trace Toolkit
  • Configurable System V Semaphores
  • Cross-Development Build Enhancements

The MIPS evaluation LSP is available now to current customers through the support area of MontaVista's website.

MontaVista launched its 2.6-based “early access” BSP in September.

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