[Buildroot] Help with configuring Buildroot for the Omap3530 EVM

Paul Jones paul at pauljones.id.au
Mon May 24 22:51:58 UTC 2010

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> From: buildroot-bounces at busybox.net [mailto:buildroot-
> bounces at busybox.net] On Behalf Of Bob Bouterse
> Sent: Tuesday, 25 May 2010 6:24 AM
> To: buildroot at busybox.net
> Subject: [Buildroot] Help with configuring Buildroot for the Omap3530 EVM
> Sorry everone, this is a bit of complaining from me, with a hope that
there is
> someone that can give me either help to configure Buildroot for an
> Omap3530 EVM board, or hard measurements that I can use to show my
> Management (and TI) that OE is slow and will cost us development time.
> Here is my problem:
> We are beginning a new project, an have decided to use the Omap3530 EVM
> board to begin development on. We do not know if we will go to market with
> the OMAP or some other processor at this time.
> Seems like the entire Omap Open Source Community has jumped to using
> OpenEmbedded with no consideration for how well it works. I find several
> documents that give hearsay comments that it might be slow, but no metrics
> to show what they mean. I have seen that it seems to be around
> 2.5 to 4 times slower that buildroot, and even worse running on a VM, but
> due to my lack of experience with OE, it could be a configuration error on
> part. I am working with the Arago group on that.
> Does anyone have a board configuration for the Omap3503 EVM for
> buildroot? It would help a lot if I could show my management a working
> really quickly. I need the target/device files and Omap patches in a
> build. I am not being given any time to work on this because Arago

>From my experience with a mini2440 board it seems that the quickest route is
to get a kernel patch and get that building/running using buildroot, then
work on the root filesystem. All I had to do was select my architecture
(arm920) and choose some packages to build.

Good Luck!


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