[Buildroot] Help with configuring Buildroot for the Omap3530 EVM

Michael S. Zick minimod at morethan.org
Mon May 24 23:09:01 UTC 2010


On Mon May 24 2010, Michael S. Zick wrote:
> On Mon May 24 2010, Paul Jones wrote:
> > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > 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
> > my
> > > 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
> > build
> 
> Check on the recently posted patch to add support for the Beagleboard
> to Buildroot.  The Beagleboard uses an Omap3530.
> 
> I admit that I didn't read the patch, but any new board should have 
> a defconfig file as part of its addition to Buildroot.
> 

Yup, there is a defconfig listed:
http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/buildroot/2010-May/034598.html

Mike
> Mike
> > > really quickly. I need the target/device files and Omap patches in a
> > working
> > > build. I am not being given any time to work on this because Arago
> > "works".
> > 
> > >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!
> > 
> > 
> > Paul.
> > 
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