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relei2004

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New Kernel for 5500
« on: July 22, 2021, 05:31:41 am »
Hello,

how is it possible to compile a new kernel for the SL-5500?

What do I need?
- Old source code
- Crosscompiler

Do I need anything else?

Greetings and thanks
Rene

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Re: New Kernel for 5500
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 06:18:33 am »
If you'd like to compile a new, recent Linux kernel, your best bet is to get in touch with greguu who has ported the 5.0 kernel for newer Zauruses. I believe some custom code will have to be written to specifically support the 5500, but I might be mistaken.

Thanksfully, the sa1100 (5500's CPU) is still supported by Linux, I believe the folks over the Linux Kernel Mailing List will be interested in hearing that there's still someone interested in supporting these CPUs:
https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAK8P3a2VW8T+yYUG1pn1yR-5eU4jJXe1+M_ot6DAvfr2KyXCzQ@mail.gmail.com/

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