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Offline pbe

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TinyCore on PDX057-T based on Vortex86DX
« on: January 11, 2011, 06:26:10 AM »
for a home automation solution I try to get run TinyCoreLinux on PDX057-T based on Vortex86DX.

But there are some kernel issues, while booting:

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I get following messages while booting:
CPU: vendor_id 'Vortex86 SoC' unknown, using generic init.
CPU: Your system may be unstable.

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There are also 4 address space collisions
pci 0000:00:0a.0: address space collision: [mem 0x000e2000-0x000e2fff] already in use
pci 0000:00:0a.0: can't reserve [mem 0x000e2000-0x000e2fff]
pci 0000:00:0a.1: address space collision: [mem 0x000e3000-0x000e30ff] already in use
pci 0000:00:0a.1: can't reserve [mem 0x000e3000-0x000e30ff]
pci 0000:00:0b.0: address space collision: [mem 0x000e0000-0x000e0fff] already in use
pci 0000:00:0b.0: can't reserve [mem 0x000e0000-0x000e0fff]
pci 0000:00:0b.1: address space collision: [mem 0x000e1000-0x000e10ff] already in use
pci 0000:00:0b.1: can't reserve [mem 0x000e1000-0x000e10ff]

Nevertheless TinyCore and my software homeVisu are running on PDX057. :)
But the error messages and warnings while kernel booting are annoying!
Are there any way to solve the errors and warnings?
Maybe the performances of TinyCore can optimise for Vortex86DX?

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Re: TinyCore on PDX057-T based on Vortex86DX
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 08:20:40 AM »
Vortex86DX is probably one of the lowest machines TCL will run on.
That chip does not have anything to optimze for.
It is basically a 486.  Any optimizations to the kernel will probably make it
not run at all.

I have an eBox 2300 with Vortex86 running TCL.

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Re: TinyCore on PDX057-T based on Vortex86DX
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 11:14:55 PM »
Yes, TCL is running on VorTex86 - a great work.  :)
Only the error messages and warnings while kernel booting are annoying.
My question was, if it is possible to solve these messages.
Maybe a kernel bootcode helps, or do I need a customer kernel for VorTex86DX?

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Re: TinyCore on PDX057-T based on Vortex86DX
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 12:24:45 AM »
you can use the kernel parameter memmap to mark memory as reserved